Becoming Redwood (2012)

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Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.

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  • Ryan Grantham in Becoming Redwood (2012)
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  • Melody B.Choi as Ruby Lee on the set of BECOMING REDWOOD
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3 June 2013 | jpp1023
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| Little Buddha of the fairways
This film deserves a higher score than its currently been showing from reviewers on IMDb. It's convincing as a period piece and all of the actors perform their roles well. Redwood of course steals the show and this young actor has a quiet charisma that shines through in every scene. It shows the triumph of imagination over hardship creating hope where none seems able to spring. The Wes Anderson, "Harold and Maude" and "Almost Famous" (and even a bit of Caddyshack) similarities are clear and should be celebrated rather than criticized. This film offers a lot of heart from modest means. The drama is more pronounced than the comedy, but necessarily so, to keep the inspiring message present and prevent it from being confused with being a stereotypical 60s film. Becoming Redwood gives the viewer a vision of joy and compassion from innocent eyes. His dream time transforms him and melts the ice of the "grown ups" who have custody of the little Buddha of the fairways. A film well worth watching to lift the spirit.

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Little Neutrino
Written by David Long
Performed by
Klaatu
Published by Magentalane Music Ltd. (SOCAN)
Admin by Southern Music Pub Co. Canada Ltd.
Used Courtesy of EMI Canada for the world excluding Canada and Magentalane Music Limited for Canada

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