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The Mudge Boy (2003)

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Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Duncan Mudge
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Perry Foley (as Thomas Guiry)
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Edgar Mudge
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Brent
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Travis
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Scotty
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Tonya
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April
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Lydia Mudge
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Emily Foley
Barbara Lloyd ...
Irene Blodgett
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Ray Blodgett
Hannah Franzoni ...
Tracey Foley
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Merrit Foley
Munson Hicks ...
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Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he associates with his late Ma. Macho mate Perry Foley, who has it physically even harder on his dad's farm, usually comforts Duncan and defends his 'wimpiness' to their cocky ruffian mates Travis, Scotty and Brent. But although clearly attracted to gentle gentile Ducan himself, the socially unacceptable suggestion of 'sissy' homosexuality makes Perry over-react and turn on his friend. Written by KGF Vissers

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farm | fur coat | death | misfit | grief | See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, a rape, and language | See all certifications »

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Michael Burke developed the screenplay for the film at a Sundance Labs in 2000. Burke says of inspiration for the film: "Growing up in rural Vermont, I wanted to tell a story about a kid too sensitive for the harsh environment in which he was raised." See more »

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Duncan Mudge: [to Perry] Do you ever think about kissing me?
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Disturbing but powerful
20 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young farm boy (Emile Hirsch) is dealing with his mother's death and a father who acts like he doesn't even exist. He also begins to realize he's gay and attracted to another guy. How does he handle all this at once?

This is basically a character study--very quiet and slow but absolutely fascinating. You really get into this young boy's head and understand the pain he's going through. There are some very disturbing scenes (a rape and the ending) but they ARE necessary for the story. Also there's some beautiful photography and great performances by the entire cast.

Highly recommended but not for everyone.


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