Get Real (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 April 1999 (USA)
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Silverstone ...
Charlotte Brittain ...
Jessica (as Stacy A. Hart)
Kate McEnery ...
Patrick Nielsen ...
Tim Harris ...
James D. White ...
James Perkins ...
Nicholas Hunter ...
Jacquetta May ...
David Lumsden ...
David Elliot ...
Morgan Jones ...
Richard Hawley ...


This tenderly romantic film tells the story of Steve, a young man in a British prep school, as he struggles with coming out and falling in love with the class jock, John... who, amazingly, falls in love with him as well. Written by Randy Goldberg <>

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School's out, so is Steven Carter See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comme un garçon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$54,254 (USA) (30 April 1999)


$1,200,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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When Steve goes into the public bathroom and sits on the toilet, the toilet paper is neatly rolled/not between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Steven Carter: I came late to sex. I was nearly ten. That's when my friend Mark Watkins told me how babies were made.
Young Steve: Really? Are you sure?
Young Mark: Yeah. Honest. I saw it on one of my dad's videos.
Steven Carter: For over a year after that I thought babies were made when two women tied a man to a bed and covered his willy with ice cream.
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A real, true-to-life movie of acknowledging ones homosexuality.
21 July 2004 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

A move that hits the heart in so many places. Two teenagers, one knowing of his homosexuality, and one refusing it. This is a move that I think everyone should watch. It opens up ones' mind into the complications and implications involved with the entire circle around someone who is gay. Mostly it provides an understanding into the pain and confusion one faces when they are gay. This movie will stick with me forever, and no doubt moved up to my top favorite movie of all time because of its similarity with my life and my own homosexuality. The actors, especially Brad Gorton, aren't that bad either :) He's a terrific actor with an incredible capability for realism.

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