• Released
  • September 12, 2005
  • NR
  • Comedy Drama
    Gay & Lesbian Films
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Whole New Thing Synopsis
An androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor) .
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Interestingly, the real heart of the film is in the finely drawn adult characters.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Like a Canadian "Six Feet Under," the indie dramedy Whole New Thing mixes characters (teen and adult, gay and straight, married and single)...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
More satisfying than not, and it plays out credibly.
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60

Chicago Reader

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The film features subtle, honest performances by Daniel MacIvor (who also cowrote the screenplay) as the perplexed prof and engaging...
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
This movie is a more conventional, but also more believable, exploration of the potential cost of thumbing your nose at society.
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50

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Whole New Thing comes unglued toward the end, spiraling into melodrama without ever escaping its whiny, indie-rock soundtrack.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Slight Canadian coming-of-age drama.
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
"Thing" suffers the familiar curse of Canadian seriocomedy -- just nice enough in content and stylistically like a telepic.
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30

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
The one lesson learned from watching this film is that Canadians can make movies just as badly as anyone else.
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30

Village Voice

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Half-new at most, this "Running With Scissors"–type tale of a precocious, effeminate teen who gets hot for teacher while prepping for a...
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Rated NR