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Adventures Of Sebastian Cole

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: 0792160738
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,429 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Format: DVD
An off-beat independently produced comedy drama set in a small New York town.
Is it a poignant coming-of-age tale about charismatic 17-year-old Sebastian (Adrian Grenier)?
Or a probing drama into the loving but strained relationship between him and his step-father?
Or is it a story of the difficulties of a transgendered man-to-woman trying to cope with a rebellious stepson as well as longing for love and understanding in a back-water town?

With his bedroom eyes and mischievous grin, Grenier brings intensity and depth to the familiar tale of a teen stifled by life in a small town. We watch as Sebastian is forced to deal with his loving step-dad Hank go to from a strapping dude to a willowy Henrietta (a change that sends his mother packing) all-the-while himself trying to deal with bad grades, first love and a need to explore life.

The portrait of Hank a.k.a Henrietta was a difficult one to believe at first probably because we are seeing him as Hank from the outset. In the beginning Clark Gregg as Henrietta looks more like a football player in drag than a woman. But his appearance and sense of dress does fem up as time goes by. And, although we are in no doubt Henrietta is guy, Clark Gregg has a wonderful face and natural smile which only helps us warm to the character even more.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Not what I expected 8 July 2000
By Jill Matrix - Published on
Format: DVD
From reading the box I really thought this was going to be a movie about a teen-ager coming to terms with his transsexual stepdad. But miraculously the stepdad's gender was not the punchline, the way gayness was in Twilight of the Golds and a million other coming out movies.
It was fun to watch the now-stepmom deal with his discovery of how women are treated. She really worked it and was fast on her feet, but she really wasn't the story.
Anyway, this movie was about a kid with a life and how he did his best to cope with about the upheaval adults brought to it.
Adrian Grenier as Sebastian Cole was beautiful and a good actor. The story and feel of the movie was very '80s, which was fun.
They really nailed what the cast of characters is like in high school, particularly Sebastian's loser friends. And they nailed the kind of stupid stuff you do in high school and hope your parents don't discover.
Worth a look for sure.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It's a good movie! 2 April 2000
By "adriennebrooke" - Published on
Format: DVD
This movie is a work of art. A little dark for me, but it is really different, and it really makes you think. This movie is worth seeing.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 4 Feb 2005
By M. Hencke - Published on
Format: DVD
I rented this film because I recently saw "The Door In The Floor" (which is one of my favorite films of 2004) also directed by Tod Williams. Having seen this film (his debut) I am extremely impressed with his talents as a writer and director. I just love these characters (in both films). The feeling I had with this film and "The Door In The Floor" is I really didn't want either one of them to end. They could have gone on forever. Its rare for a film to leave you with that feeling...Let alone two films by the same writer/director. Williams is definitely a director to keep an eye on. And any film that ends with a Pixies song is always tops in my book. I am not a fan of the show Entourage but Adrian Grenier really blew me away with his performance in this touching and underrated indie film. I'm just sorry it took me this long to get around to seeing it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I love this movie!! 23 Sep 2001
By Ei - Published on
I discovered Sebastian Cole on the Sundance channel, and have watched it three times now. It's such a good story, different, quite a diversion from the typical teen movies that are out there lately. It is funny, heartwarming, and at times, serious.
The film brings us back to 1983 - 84, and Sebastian Cole, played superbly by Adrian Grenier, wants to go on adventures. He also wants to get out of school as soon as possible. All the while, his stepfather decides he wants to become a woman, Sebastian's sister leaves and moves to California, and his mom leaves when she finds out her husband wants to be a woman.
It is a little different and offbeat, but that is what makes this movie so unique. The acting by Clark Gregg,who plays Hank/Henrietta is outstanding! I've never seen him act before but I thought he played his characters with such great sensitivity and realness. The performances by both him and Grenier, who I did see in Drive me Crazy, are truly beautiful and you can't help but fall in love with their characters.
Sebastian is a great person who just wants to be good to others and along the way have what he calls 'his adventures'.
You will have to watch to see what these adventures actually consist of. You won't be disappointed.
The soundtrack is great too. Perfect compliment to an 80s' kind of film.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
pretty good 13 Jun 2007
By Kate Nemeth - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
i kept seeing previews for this movie and it looked like something i would really like. so i got it off amazon and it's pretty good. classic movie moments, a lot of adventuring but it seems incomplete. what ev. it's worth the money cause i'm gonna wanna watch it again. doo it.
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