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What would you do if you found out your father may have been a terrorist? A high school boy writes a story for class that makes this claim. Is it true? Friends, family, teachers and internet chat-room partners start to wonder and worry. Now he must journey through a maze of family secrets to find the truth about his dead father. From Academy Award®-nominated director Atom Egoyan (1997, Best Director, The Sweet Hereafter) comes a story of a young man who must question everything he knows in order to learn who he is and who his father was. Adoration presents a world where there is no such thing as us versus them and the truth is never as simple as right and wrong.

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  • Actors: Scott Speedman, Martin Roach, Maury Chaykin, Rachel Blanchard, Arsinee Khanjian
  • Directors: Atom Egoyan
  • Producers: Atom Egoyan, Jennifer Weiss, Simone Urdl
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002K2KMJA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,551 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Adoration [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
This movie was intended to be a melodramatic exploration of human fear. A young man, an orphan, living with his uncle is exploring death of his parents in the attempt to know them better, since they both died when he was very young. His uncle, afraid to stand up to his own imperial father, imposes on himself a life of a blue collar tow truck driver seeking redemption for his own shortcomings that led to this tragedy. There is also high school French language teacher, Sabine, who also teaches drama classes in the same school. She has her own fears to conquer that deal with loneliness, loss of family and her own spouse. It is interesting to observe how all these characters get to have their lives unfold and mangle together. Young actor, playing a teenage boy Simon is too rehearsed in his acting and in my opinion that greatly undermined the movie. Interesting exploration, but not as nearly powerfully told to the audience as tom Egoyan's other movies. I found it to be overbearing at times.
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Soaking in Atom Egoyan's `Adoration', I sit here wondering if my analysis is really all that accurate. The film, while flawed in my eyes, is so controversially provocative that I wonder if it is `better' than I'm giving it credit for. It may very well be. I have a feeling that `Adoration' will fare the same way as Van Sants `Elephant'; a film that resonates deeply with me over time yet always feels like a film I should consider a masterpiece can't quite bring myself to.

The film revolves around a kid named Simon who concocts a strange plan to deceive his entire school by placing himself inside a real life story about a failed terrorist plot. When doing an exercise in French class, he gets inspired and begins to translate a news story in the first person, from the perspective of the son of a man who attempted to blow up a plane. His teacher, who also happens to be the drama teacher, eggs him on until he invests so much of himself into this story that it begins to become his reality.

What it spawns it pretty phenomenal.

The first three quarters of the film is pretty great. What happens once Simon's `fake story' goes viral is controversially chilling; watching people become sucked into this faux reality, living a tragedy that never really happened but now happened inside their minds because it has a face and a name now. Watching Simon begin to test the waters with his `humanizing' the tragedy by placing the title `father' on the face of a killer can raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

It's a gigantic set up, which may be the reason why the big `reveal' seems underwhelming. This is where I am torn.
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There is much to appreciate in Atom Egoyan's work. Having seen "Exotica" and "Chloe" I was curious to see if Egoyan could produce a completely satisfying film. In this story, a young high school student is prompted by his French teacher to develop a fictional account told from a personal perspective. Simon (Devon Bostick) so engages the class that his teacher, Sabine (Arsinee Khanjian) asks him to join the drama organization which she also heads.

His story however is a harrowing one. It details how his father, who is of unknown Middle Eastern origin, put his, then pregnant with him, mother on an airplane to Israel along with a bomb in the baggage. The bomb fails to detonate but is later discovered. His mother is detained but eventually returns to the U.S. We're not quite sure if this is real or not. Nor are we sure why the French teacher would have Simon read this accounting out loud in front of class...in English.

The film switches back and forth between being a drama and a mystery. Simon's uncle, played brilliantly by Scott Speedman, has raised Simon as his mother and father were killed in a car accident. The accident is also a mystery given fuel by the accounts Simon has laid out in his writings. To over complicate matters, Simon puts his story on the internet.

There are many twists and turns to keep one guessing, but in the end, it's all a bit too much to swallow. This is not a film for impatient movie watchers as Egoyan, who also wrote the screenplay, takes his time laying all this out.
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By H. Schneider on December 11, 2009
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I am new to this (Canadian?) director's work, so I can't compare this movie to his previous ones. I don't know if it is better or not, but I do know that it is quite good enough to be worth my time.
A high school student is encouraged by his French teacher (who also does the Drama group) to enact and develop a scenario, which is based in a true story, as if it was his own: the boy's (Palestinian?) father had put explosives into his mother's travel bag on a plane to Israel, while she was pregnant with the boy. The bomb had not exploded. The boy, Simon, reads `his story' to his class and then on the net.
The `drama' grows out of hand and proliferates in chat rooms. Simon lives with the fiction and makes wild statements. He gets feedback from people who were on the real plane that had been supposed to blow up. He is called by Neo- Nazis who proudly parade their Holocaust denial tattooed on their skin. He is called by a young woman who makes her grandmother show her camp number tattoo on her forearm. Young people debate the theory of terrorism.
In real life Simon lives with his uncle. His parents had died in a car accident. The grandfather had not been happy with his blond violinist daughter marrying a dark foreigner (a Lebanese?). To Simon, he calls his father a `killer'.
There is a real dimension of mystery. We do not know how much of the wild story is true. That's why any review must stay away from being too explicit with the plot.
The narration is slow, maybe slower than necessary. There are flashbacks and sidesteps.
Simon is the center, but more and more, his teacher moves into focus. She turns out to be more involved than expected.
If you want a simple tale moving from A to B with a clear message, this is not for you. If you can stand coming out of it without the feeling that you have been told how the world works, then you may appreciate the contemplative pace of this movie.
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