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Coming of age movies produced in Canada or interviews with prolific Canadian filmmakers and actors .

South of the Moon 2008 coming of age movie review

South of the Moon (2008)

South of the Moon has a somewhat complicated plot, essentially tying a Coming-of-Age story with one of big love. Recommended despite a few shortcomings, South of the Moon is an innovative independent film that deserves a chance to be appreciated.

Jet Boy

Independent and rare Canadian movie - Jet Boy is not easy to find. It is a well made drama that deals with serious subjects. The main character is Nathan - a 14 years old boy who is also a hustler. His role is played by Brandon Nadon - who makes a remarkable debut with this movie.

Age of Summerhood (2013)

Summerhood is a Coming-of-Age story filled with humor and anecdotes, but also a lot of insights about girls, love, friendship and life per se.
Cast No Shadow

Cast No Shadow (2014)

Cast No Shadow has it all: a great cast, a unique narrative, stunning cinematography and a thought provoking finale. Recommended!

The Boys of St. Vincent

Review of the controversial Canadian movie The Boys of St. Vincent.

Soft Like Me (1996)

Intelligent, dramatically compelling and strangely poetic examination of where we might be headed, or where we have already arrived.
The Nature of Nicholas DVD cover

The Nature of Nicholas (2002)

A different sort of film with the approach taken by the filmmakers described by some as "weird". Read this review of "The Nature of Nicholas" and judge for yourself.

C’est pas moi, je le jure!/It’s Not Me, I Swear!

"It's bad to lie, but it's worse to lie badly." C'est pas moi, je le jure! is a charming coming of age film coming from...
Little Criminals (1995)

Little Criminals

Little Criminals is Coming an age story that will keep you glued to the screen. The main character in it is the an eleven year Des - a boy living a really tough life involving himself in various crimes and mischief since he was 6.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is a film that can be enjoyed on many different levels: serious or playful, full of meaning or meaningless – yet at all-times entertaining.  

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Alone with Mr. Carter (2011)

Writer/Director Jean-Pierre Bergeron challenged the hegemony of the familiar Coming-of-Age fables with the story of a young boy secretly in love with an older, heterosexual male in his debut film "Alone with Mr.Carter."

The Kid Brother (1987)

Witnessing a young, disabled boy's personal triumph, something that we don't experience much in our adult life, is a rewarding experience, as portrayed in this Coming-of-Age film.