Children of Invention

Children of Invention

DVD - 2010
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After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. They squat in a Boston apartment as 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. Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister.
Publisher: [United States] : The Kids are alright productions, 2010
ISBN: 9780615338361
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Windowbreaker


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theorbys Mar 17, 2014

It is pure human interest story, somewhat off the beaten track and very well done.

Nov 28, 2011

good story, moves well, in suspense regarding Mother (1), children (2), events (3)...and it's not a suspense type movie. neat kids, odd situation.

Sep 27, 2010

After her husband leaves her & returns to Hong Kong, a single mother makes increasingly grievous errors in judgement with respect to her livelihood, her living conditions, & her parental responsibilities, Watching her two children pay the price for her mistakes makes for slow, painful &, from my perspective, pointless viewing.


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