Whole New Thing
Whole New Thing (2006)

A precocious teenage genius is suddenly forced to adapt to the real world, while the real world around him is having some growing pains of its own in this independent comedy drama from Canada. Emerson Thorsen (Aaron Webber) is an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 31, 2007
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64%
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63%


Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The tender little moments of adolescence are beautifully captured in this warm and modest coming-of-age drama.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

The movie is both amusing and disturbing as it explores Emerson's lurching efforts to bond with his teacher.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A gentle, perceptive Canadian film.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

a small-scale film with big emotional payoffs.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

These knots are all tied by the end, but not memorably so.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

... promises slightly more than it delivers but still comes together nicely.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Toronto-based filmmaker Amnon Buchbinder tackles the sensitive subject of adolescent sexuality in this winning coming-of-age character study set in a wintry small town in Nova Scotia.

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Albert Williams
Chicago Reader

This wry, tender 2005 Canadian comedy puts a fresh spin on the theme of adolescent sexual awakening.

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Tom Beer
Time Out New York

... well-intentioned but underwhelming ...

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Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Buchbinder displays an original filmic eye, but mostly Whole New Thing is a few drafts short of an emotionally fulfillilng feature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Messed up muddle of a film.
John Ballantine
I'm afraid that this didn't do much for me. The uber intelligent 13 year old dealing with angst etc. Seen it a million times before and this… More