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A Simple Curve

Airs Saturday January 2, 2010 after the Reel 13 Classic on THIRTEEN

A Simple Curve (2005): Caleb (Kris Lemche) is 27, and was raised in the majestic Kootenays by his bush hippie parents. He loves his father Jim (Michael Hogan) and understands his reverence for wood working, coriander and Soya products, but he just doesn’t get Jim’s determined effort to achieve economic disaster at every turn. His father is a relentlessly unsuccessful business man, and as the junior partner in their carpentry shop, Caleb is powerless to stop the fiscal self sabotage. When Matthew, an old friend of Jim’s, arrives in the valley to develop a high-end fishing lodge, Caleb sees fortune looming, provided he can keep his father distracted long enough. But a small deception leads to colossal betrayal, and soon Caleb must face the fact that he’s reached that treasured day when a boy becomes man enough to tell his father get lost.

Directed by Aubrey Nealon

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  • Tim Schreier

    I enjoyed this simple film, mostly for the scenery of Pacific Northwest Canada. Caleb was a bit of a whiner and Jim seemed a bit off course. I think more attention could have been payed to their relationship as it was the intent but deviated from that. It missed by that deviation, in my silly opinion.