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Eban and Charley (2000)

 |  Drama  |  12 June 2000 (USA)
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Due to the death of his mother, 15 yr old Charley must live with his unloving bully father. Out of loneliness, Charley strikes up an illicit romance with 29 yr old Eban. When their families... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Brent Fellows ...
Eban
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Charley (as Giovanni Andrade)
Ellie Nicholson ...
Sunshine
Drew Zeller ...
Kevin
Pam Munter ...
Eban's Mother
Ron Upton ...
Eban's Father
Nolan Chard ...
Charley's Father (as Nolan V. Chard)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deanna Alexich ...
Girlfriend
Kali ...
Coffee Girl
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Cab Driver
Jennifer Utley ...
Record Store Clerk
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Due to the death of his mother, 15 yr old Charley must live with his unloving bully father. Out of loneliness, Charley strikes up an illicit romance with 29 yr old Eban. When their families find out, they must make a life altering decision. Written by Anonymous

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Should age really matter if you love someone?

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$30,000 (estimated)

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$4,094 (USA) (14 December 2001)

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$26,114 (USA) (25 January 2002)
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On the Whole, a Very Engaging Film
18 October 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by the excellent production values in this film, even though it is shot in digital video. The cinematography was superb. Several reviewers speak about the very slow pace of the film, but I think that this gives it a remarkable life-like feel. The reticence of Eban works well with his confusion. The two male leads work very well together, and the tender scenes between them are quite effective. You can sense that they are quite comfortable with one another, and the young teen, Charley, seems ecstatic. The only problem I have with the script and the acting centers around Charley's father, who comes off so over the top, without real motivation for his belligerent attitude towards his son, that it takes away from what could have been a top-notch film. As for the subject matter, pedophilia usually occurs between a teen and a much older person; but the film asks the simple question: why should other people tell teenagers whom to love? It seems to be a very personal matter, and not up to society or the state to dictate the terms of love. But I suppose there is an emotional line to be drawn that protects young people who are clearly not in control of their sexual longings. The ending of the film is hopeful, and thus breaks a trend away from depressing endings. All in all, a very good film that young people should watch and discuss.


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