Whole New Thing Reviews

May 4, 2007
The movie is both amusing and disturbing as it explores Emerson's lurching efforts to bond with his teacher.
May 4, 2007
These knots are all tied by the end, but not memorably so.
May 4, 2007
This wry, tender 2005 Canadian comedy puts a fresh spin on the theme of adolescent sexual awakening.
May 4, 2007
A gentle, perceptive Canadian film.
April 9, 2007
... promises slightly more than it delivers but still comes together nicely.
Top Critic
April 7, 2007
... well-intentioned but underwhelming ...
April 7, 2007
With its narcissistic, not-as- sharp-as- he-thinks- he-is juvenile hero and weird approach to bridging the generation gap, Whole New Thing plays a lot like Wes Anderson's Rushmore, only sober instead of whimsical.
April 6, 2007
If its portrait of hippie parents raising a misfit child has much in common with Rebecca Miller's Ballad of Jack and Rose, Whole New Thing refrains from going to the same extremes.
April 4, 2007
After a precisely crafted first hour with nary a detail out of place, Whole New Thing comes unglued toward the end, spiraling into melodrama without ever escaping its whiny, indie-rock soundtrack.
April 3, 2007
Neither is it funny -- or poignant or insightful or remotely worth one's time except as a reminder that Canadian indies can be every bit as feeble as American ones.