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The Good Humor Man (2005)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 March 2005 (USA)
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A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.

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Boys behaving badly. Jay, a middle-class high-school sophomore, hangs out in his L.A. suburb with slackers, dopers, petty thieves and punks. Everyone has a nickname; his is Worm. His best friend, John, aka Mt. Rushmore, severely beats another student at a wedding Jay and his pals crash. At the wedding, Jay falls for Wendy, one of the jock clique. Jay has his code: no ratting out your friends. So, when the beating victim dies, Jay doesn't help the cops. Meanwhile, his relationship with Wendy develops quickly into a first love. With knives, whiskey, and drugs close at hand, can Jay navigate assaults on his manhood, the strains of friendship, and the whispers of commitment? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Cliques don't mix in '76.

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Rated R for pervasive language, substance abuse, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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The movie is set in 1976, but the Chevrolet van-based ambulance which takes Jay to the hospital has a grill which indicates that it is a 1978 or later model year vehicle. See more »

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21 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The good humor man was a very interesting movie I have never seen a movie like that it was a love story some what but also it had a lot of drama in it. Things you would have not expected happened I liked the movie it was very real it was not a fairy tail at all it was very raw and to the point. Its just like real life cause things like that really happen. So those who have not seen it I'm not going to say to much but I recommend it. It just basically going into the life of teenagers and how they are separated into different clique's like Jocks and Burn outs. I like the romance about that because Wendy was able to look past the fact that her and Jay were from different backgrounds and thats what I liked about it the most.


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