MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 222 this week

Get Real (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  30 April 1999 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 9,331 users  
Reviews: 144 user | 57 critic

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 12 Feb 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Get Real" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Get Real (1998)

Get Real (1998) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Get Real.

User Polls

6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shelter II (2007)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz
Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes
Latter Days (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox
Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen
Come Undone (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother's summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. A love-story begins between the two boys.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Stars: Jérémie Elkaïm, Stéphane Rideau, Dominique Reymond
The Trip (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they ... See full summary »

Director: Miles Swain
Stars: Larry Sullivan, Steve Braun, Ray Baker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne
Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans
You'll Get Over It (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.

Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve
Stars: Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Jérémie Elkaïm
Harvest (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama that tracks the relationship between two young apprentices working on an agricultural complex south of Berlin.

Director: Benjamin Cantu
Stars: Lukas Steltner, Kai Michael Müller, Steven Baade
Plan B I (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality.

Director: Marco Berger
Stars: Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Mercedes Quinteros
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury
Trick (1999)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

Director: Jim Fall
Stars: Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc, Tori Spelling
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Director: Aluizio Abranches
Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Edit

Storyline

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 <goldberg@nymc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Boy meets boy. Boy likes boy. Boy, oh, boy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comme un garçon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,152,411 (USA) (10 September 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Connections

Features Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Misunderstood
Written by Tim Warriner
Performed by Kings of Infinite Space
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
WONDERFUL representation of real life young people.
19 March 2000 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Could a more realistic demonstration of what it is like to be young exist than this film? Don't think so.

A lot of talk centers around how hard growing up is for teenagers. Yet seldom is it mentioned that however hard it is for straight kids to grow up, it is a million times harder for gay kids, who have no one to turn to for help - not friends, not teachers, not parents, not the church, not books, not counselors, not ANYONE. This film shows what it is like. And it further shows the horrid situation that a young gay athlete finds himself in, torn between being able to do what he enjoys (sports) and being able to be himself. When you're gay, you can't have both, thanks to the homophobia which still rules athletics with an iron fist.

The two main characters of this film struggle to maintain a relationship, because they are in love - yet ultimately the homophobic attitudes of the world force them to part. Tragic, yet it is a tale that plays itself out in every little town on the globe. In spite of this, it is a tale never before told on film. It's about time. This should be required viewing for all high school students.


37 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Steve's speech: Was it brave? dunlap-mark64
Kevin's request to Dave at the ball caltrans
What was your favorite scene? rreynolds2
I worked on this film: If you have any questions... Mark_Alldridge
Is it realistic? TantanLex
theories ny1520
Discuss Get Real (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page