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Get Real (1998)

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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)
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Boy meets boy. Boy likes boy. Boy, oh, boy. 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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Steven Carter: I came late to sex. I was nearly ten. That's when my friend Mark Watkins told me how babies were made.
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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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Written by John Lunn
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The only movie to see - ever!
1 June 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film more than a few times, and each time I find something more to become enthused about - the masterful mirroring of plot elements, the subtle shadings in each character, the fantastic camera work, and so on and so forth. This is one of those movies that you can see again and again and never become tired of - for my money, it ranks up there with It's A Wonderful Life and Belle Epoque, as both an artistic success and a story of the triumph of the human spirit. The leads are magnificent - Ben Silverstone is more than a little swoonsome, and Brad Gorton switches from smooth as silk to blubbering jelly with just a twitch - and to all of you wondering why John would fall for Steven, wouldn't you want a boyfriend who makes you laugh, forces you to take risks, and to generally put yourself at ease? I know I would. Bravo to Ben and Brad and Charlotte, to Simon, Patrick and Stephen for making a movie that will stay with me for all time. Ciao, tutte!

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