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Adoration (2008)

Written By Awir Aditya on Sunday, September 23, 2012 | 2:42 AM


Genre: Drama

Starring: Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsinee Khanjian, Noam Jenkins

A young university student, Simon (Bostick) gets a brainwave during his French class, a thought whose future repercussions he would never ever have been able to imagine. When Simon's French teacher, Sabine (Khanjian) is narrating a past newspaper story report where a Palestinian terrorist plants a bomb in his pregnant fiancees bag without her knowing it and tries to put her on a flight to Israel, it prompts Simon to try and envisages his own Palestinian father Sami (Jenkins) to be the terrorist, his mother Rachel (Blanchard) to be the pregnant lady and he was the yet unborn child. Sabine is impressed with Simon's creativity and  tries to get him to draft a play for the drama theatre and convinces him to believe the story to be true. In reality, Simon's father and mother died in a car accident which Simon always feared to be untrue. Simon's grandfather was always of the notion that Simon's father, killed them both on purpose and it was not an accident. The movie is very slow to pick up and can appear to be a tad confusing at first. Give it time, and the story slowly takes shape and starts to make a whole lot more sense. The unique story is well drafted and executed which makes it a good watch, although a bit slow at times. An interesting movie but be prepared to be forced to use your brains a bit.

Thumbs up: Fabulous story, good plot execution
Thumbs down: A bit slow and too confusing

Rating: 7.0/10
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