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Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language
Released on:
May 8, 2009 (NY, LA)

Sony Classics

Status: Released

Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Aaron Poole

Director: Atom Egoyan

Screenwriter: Atom Egoyan

Genre: Drama
About the film:
ADORATION speaks to our connections - with each other, with our family history, with technology and with the modern world.
Sabine (ARSINEE KHANJIAN), a high school French teacher, gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend.
The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon (DEVON BOSTICK), who lives with his uncle (SCOTT SPEEDMAN). In the course of translating, Simon re-imagines that the news item is his own family's story, with the terrorist standing in for his father. Years ago, Simon's father (NOAM JENKINS) crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife (RACHEL BLANCHARD), making Simon an orphan. Simon has always feared that the accident was intentional.
Simon reads his version to the class and then takes it to the Internet. In essence, he has created a false identity which allows him to probe his family secret. As Simon uses his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public reaction is swift and strong.
Then an exotic woman reveals her true identity. The truth about Simon's family emerges. The mystery is solved and a new family is formed.
Rated R for language
Box Office: Opening weekend: $39,358 (10 theaters) | Domestic Total: $294,244
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Rosie G – York
April 23, 2009 - 12:26

Is This Film Suitable For A Group Of 14 Year Old Girls To See On One Of Their Birthdays? It Releases The Day Before My Birthday And We're All Off To See A Film On My Birthday