• Adoration (2009)


Release Date: May 8th, 2009

DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2009

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

A straightforward translation assignment in a high school French class leads to unexpected drama for Simon (Devon Bostick), an imaginative Canadian student, and his teacher, Sabine (Arsinée Khanjian). The son of a Palestinian father, Simon takes an article about a terrorist plot and weaves it into his own tragic family history. Encouraged by Sabine, Simon passes the tale off as a true story -- but the ramifications of this action, which end up online, deliver surprising results.

Cast: Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsinée Khanjian, Kenneth Welsh, Rachel Blanchard, Katie Boland, Noam Jenkins, Geraldine O'Rawe

Director: Atom Egoyan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Serendipity Point Films

Keywords: Intense , Deception , Mother , School , 2000s , Father , Growing up , Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    Moody, provocative and intellectually ambitious, Adoration is primed to elicit impassioned discussion among audiences. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Adoration, Egoyan's most affecting film since "The Sweet Hereafter." show more

  • 80
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shot on beautifully utilized film but employing images vividly from the Internet and mobile phones, it's an examination of the power that false ideas may have on people's imagination and beliefs when they are repeated over and over. show more

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