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The Journey of Jared Price (2000)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance
Along a young man's search for independence and sexual discovery are deceit, loneliness and perhaps a chance to love.

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Jared Price
Mark Marsh ...
Hostel Manager
Jarrad Webster ...
Javier (as Jared Lee Webster)
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Robert
Rocki Craigg ...
Mrs. Haines (as Rocki Cragg)
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Matthew Haines
Bryan Shyne ...
Andrew
Gillian Harris ...
Kate
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19 year old Jared Price leaves the stability of his home in Georgia to start a new life in Southern California. With only a bag on his back and a few hundred dollars, he sets out on an emotional journey of self realization and sexual discovery. Stumbling through the tight quarters of a Hollywood youth hostel, he befriends a young neighbor who is eager to pursue a more than platonic friendship. Soon, Jared gains employment as a personal caretaker for Mrs. Haines, a wealthy, older, blind woman, and falls into a deceptive relationship with her affluent, older son, Matthew. When the relationship becomes personally destructive, Jared is faced once again with the difficult task of abandoning his stability to risk his heart. Written by Anonymous

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[after deciding that he can't go through with the ménage-à-trois]
Jared Price: Please. Don't touch me right now.
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An impressive, but explicit movie made on a shoestring......
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the commentary, the director says that the movie is a traditional tragi-comedy with a moral appropriate for young students. Considering the tendency of independent movies to plumb mysterious spiritual depths, it is refreshing to see a movie that takes a dim view of materialism and selfishness. (The mysterious depths of contemporary movies are usually the astonishing ability of Hollywood to peddle psychobabble and drivel as intelligent.) The explicit scenes introduce a dark theme: is passion a bottomless pit? Are physical pleasures ever enough?

The movie is an interesting and amusing contrast to Sunset Strip. Here the old woman is a saintly grandmother and her son is horny ho.

The movie was made by a young director in one week. His budget was probably a lot less than 1% of the budget for a typical Hollywood movie made for a general release.


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