Turning Green (2005)

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The story of Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann's Turning Green concerns a 16-year-old American who finds himself living in Ireland with his aunts after the death of his mother. He longs for nothing more than to return to the States, but he is without the means to do so. After a trip to London brings him into contact with pornography, he gets the idea to sell it in order to raise the necessary cash. When he starts to become more successful in this endeavor than he expected, he must make a … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2010
Runtime:
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as Bill the Breaker

as Bill the Bookie

as Aunt Mary

as Aunt Maggie

as Aunt Maggie

as Father O'Hara

as Postal Worker

as Bar Patron

as Brother

as Charlie

as Garda One

as Garda Two

as Indian Newsagent

as Irish Newsagent

as Old Irishman
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Critic Reviews for Turning Green

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

A whimsical dirty joke of a movie set in a picturesque Irish village.

November 13, 2009
New York Times
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Both Project Greenlight runners-up, directors Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann get the teen angst and Gaelic aesthetic right; too bad their third-act thuggery isn't just routine, but ridiculous.

Full Review… | November 11, 2009
Time Out
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Turning Green is, if nothing else, the world's loneliest teen sex comedy.

Full Review… | November 5, 2009
L.A. Weekly
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Nivola makes an astounding left turn from his nice husband role in Junebug and Hutton loses himself in the sort of part fit for a Walter Hill film.

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Variety
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An amusing Irish coming-of-age comedy set in 1979.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Turning Green has been on the shelf for so long that I'm afraid this forgettable film has gone bad.

Full Review… | November 20, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Turning Green

Cast: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney, Donal Gallery

Director: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann

Summary: Sent to live with his aunts in Ireland, sex-obsessed teen James (Donal Gallery) goes to work for a bookie (Alessandro Nivola), trying to raise enough cash to return to the States. But when he discovers nude magazines on a trip to London, James dreams up a better business plan. Back in Ireland, the porn-peddling entrepreneur finds his adult contraband in high demand. Colm Meaney and Timothy Hutton co-star in this film set in 1979.

My Thoughts: "It was a good little indie drama. It's a bit gritty in some spots and most definitely would fit in the dark comedy category. The relationship James has with his Aunt's is pretty comical and a little embarrassing. I liked his back handed comments. The relationship between James and his brother Pete is quite special. You see how much James loves his brother and how tight their bond is. James desperately wants to escape Ireland with his brother to America. But throughout the film it's unsure if Pete wants the same. By the end of the film it gets a bit intense. *SPOILER* I felt awful that James and Pete are separated in the end considering that James wouldn't be going back to Ireland because of outcome at the shore.*END OF SPOILER* All in all not a bad little indie flick. Worth taking a look at."

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