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A Simple Curve full movie is released on Sep 12, 2005. Watch A Simple Curve online - the English Drama movie from Canada. A Simple Curve is directed by Aubrey Nealon and created by Aubrey Nealon with Kris Lemche and Michael Hogan.

Widowed father Jim and his twenty-seven-year-old son Caleb run a custom furniture business in the Slocan Valley area of British Columbia. Jim is the craftsman who will do whatever is necessary to produce a quality piece, regardless of cost to the company or customer wants. Caleb is the business person who tries to reign Jim in, realizing that if he cannot do so the business will fail. Into their lives returns Matthew, an old friend of Caleb's parents from back in the days when they were hippies during the Vietnam War era. Jim was an American draft dodger and Matthew was an American army deserter. While Jim has stuck to his idealistic hippie roots, Matthew is now a wealthy developer who is building a lodge in the area. In discussions solely with Caleb, Matthew commissions chairs to be made for the lodge. Seeing this contract as a way for the business to flourish, Caleb agrees but asks Matthew not to divulge to Jim that the chairs they will be making are for him, as he knows Jim will not work for corporate interests. Matthew's arrival strengthens the internal tug-of-war Caleb has been feeling between his hippie upbringing (which is still his current way of living) and leading a financially secure life regardless of the means. Added to the mix is Caleb's new girlfriend, Lee, who has recently arrived in the valley and sees her future there. A secret kept by Jim may alter Caleb's perspective.

As know as:

A Simple Curve, Uma Simples Curva, Idaho Peak

Release Date (Streaming):

May 22, 2007

Countries:

Canada

Language:

English

Production Companies:

British Columbia Film, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), Canadian Television Fund

Official Site:

Official site

Taglines:

His parents went back to the land. He's been stuck there ever since.

Reviews

Ken Eisner
Variety
A refreshing take on an overused theme -- dysfunctional father-son connections -- starts gently and gets more compelling as it glides along like a woodworker's sharpened plane over smooth surfaces.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 03, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
Possesses wisdom that is rare for film these days, let alone a debut.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 03, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
Yes, there's craft in Nealon's writing, but it seems more suited to the riffing non-sequiturs of episodic television than the narrative arc of a film.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 03, 2006

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