Children Of Invention (2010)
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as Elaine Cheng
as Tina Cheng
as Raymond Cheng
as Mrs. Cutter
as Mrs. Chow
as Mr. Chow
as Betty Cardellini
as Great Grandpa
as Rob the Salesman
as Toy Store Manager
as Dinner Singer
as Hotel Receptionist
as Bank Teller
as Blond Boy in Car
as FTC Investigator
as Public Defender
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Shows enormous love and respect for those clutching at the short end of the American Dream.
Chen and Chiu's genuine, rarely cloying performances along with Cheung's urgent sincerity add immeasurably to this timely film's many modest pleasures.
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.
Performances are realistic and unpretentious, and the backbone of this observant movie by a director-writer with a promising future.
Heartfelt but dramatically tepid tale of two kids who must fend for themselves after their single mom goes missing.
Audience Reviews for Children Of Invention
Sweet, funny story about two kids trying to make it on their own. It was sweet and funny even Max liked it.
My first reaction to this movie was shock at how easily some people are suckered into obvious scams. My next was that there are several things about it that are unrealistic. But at the same time, I found myself getting so absorbed in what was going on, and in the great performances from both children, that I didn't really care that were some things that didn't make sense. This is an excellent independent film and I'm glad I watched it.
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.
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