Children of Invention

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Two young children are left to fend for themselves when their mother disappears.

Cast & Crew

Cindy Cheung
Elaine Cheng
Michael Chen
Raymond Cheng
Crystal Chiu
Tina Cheng
Stephen Gevedon
Rob the Salesman
Yan Xi
Felicia
Tze Chun
Director
Tze Chun
Screenwriter
Dan Cogan
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T. Griffin
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Chris Teague
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Anna Boden
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Critic Reviews for Children Of Invention

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (3)

  • An independent film that's all about forced independence.

    April 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Shows enormous love and respect for those clutching at the short end of the American Dream.

    April 1, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Chen and Chiu's genuine, rarely cloying performances along with Cheung's urgent sincerity add immeasurably to this timely film's many modest pleasures.

    March 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Restraint proves a virtue of -- and a shrewd if necessary choice for -- Children of Invention, a modestly scaled, quietly effective independent movie about a struggling single mother and her two children.

    March 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • Performances are realistic and unpretentious, and the backbone of this observant movie by a director-writer with a promising future.

    March 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Heartfelt but dramatically tepid tale of two kids who must fend for themselves after their single mom goes missing.

    March 11, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Children Of Invention

  • Sep 09, 2011
    I felt sorry for the poor mother who fell for the pyramid scheme.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2011
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I am a sucker for movies revolving around children. This one is no exception. I enjoyed this movie, mostly because of Crystal Chiu. What an adorable little girl! She has such an expressive face, and did an outstanding job in this film. The whole movie was interesting, and the ending was appropriate, I thought. Nice little movie.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2010
    I liked this a lot - the kids were adorable and very believable and you could really feel the mother's struggle. Definitely worth watching.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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