Tze Chun makes a “fine feature debut” (NY Times) with this multiple award-winning Sundance 2009 film. After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesn’t return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister. Featuring “gifted child actors” (LA Weekly), CHILDREN OF INVENTION is “urgent, artful, austerely poetic" (Variety) and "a rueful homage to American dreams both wonderful and warped" (Village Voice).

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Ratings and Reviews

79% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.7/10
  • Fresh 11
  • Rotten 3

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Information

Studio
Gravitas Ventures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2010 The Kids Are Alright Productions LLC

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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