A Simple Curve
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A belated rite of passage finds tensions rising between an idealistic father and his increasingly independent son in this family drama that proves it's never too late for a little teenage rebellion. Twenty-seven-year-old Caleb (Kris Lemche) and his father, Jim (Michael Hogan), have always seemed more like old friends than father and son. An easy-going father who dodged the American draft to forge his own future by founding a carpentry shop in British Columbia's Kootenays, Jim and Caleb spend the days crafting a variety of fine products, but lately the bills have been stacking up and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A refreshing take on an overused theme -- dysfunctional father-son connections -- starts gently and gets more compelling as it glides along like a woodworker's sharpened plane over smooth surfaces."
‑ Ken Eisner, Variety
"Living what comes naturally"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"The film works because relationships are given real respect. They are explored with tender care and never reduced to sappy emotionalism."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Possesses wisdom that is rare for film these days, let alone a debut."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"paint-by-numbers script that just doesn't trust the audience enough"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Yes, there's craft in Nealon's writing, but it seems more suited to the riffing non-sequiturs of episodic television than the narrative arc of a film."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"...earnest yet engaging..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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