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

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The Greatest Joke Ever (2010)

The Greatest Joke Ever brings one a sense of nostalgia of days gone by. It is a short film by Sterling Productions which relates the tale of a group of boys playing a practical joke on the new kid in the neighborhood.

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.
A Shine of Rainbows

A Shine of Rainbows (2009)

If you are looking for a good family film for some Sunday afternoon - A Shine of Rainbows is a good pick. The film's focus is on human nature and spatiality, and its value lays in the moral lessons and the messages it transmits to its viewers.

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.
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.

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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."

Soft Like Me (1996)

Intelligent, dramatically compelling and strangely poetic examination of where we might be headed, or where we have already arrived.

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.  

The Boys of St. Vincent

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

Montreal Main

I found out about " Montreal main " in one of the "Coming of age books " I have. I was intrigued by its...

I Declare War (2012)

I Declare War delivers a unique movie experience. Kids will love it – it’s tense enough to excite, yet perfectly suitable for audiences of all ages.

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.