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Late Bloomer (2004)

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Loosely based on the dark tales of HP Lovecraft, "Late Bloomer" is a compelling and humorous journey through a young boy's first sexual education class.

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Credited cast:
Clay McLeod Chapman ...
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Sam Borenzweig ...
Boy
Lauren Bond ...
Miss Lovecraft
Godfrey Pflager ...
Principal Peters
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Norween Dunwich (as Danika Waldo)
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Larissa Insmouth
J.D. Snyder ...
Jimmy Pickman
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Jack Coyne ...
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Oriana LaRusso ...
Classmate
Torey Marks ...
Classmate
Jed Staszyn ...
Classmate
Kerwin Vasquez ...
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Loosely based on the dark tales of HP Lovecraft, "Late Bloomer" is a compelling and humorous journey through a young boy's first sexual education class.

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Way over-done
5 August 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is included on a DVD entitled "The Short Stack: Volume 1" and is a compilation of six short films.

The idea of making a short film that makes fun of a sex education class is a rather clever idea--especially when the class if conducted by a scary sex-less old matron like they had in this film. I loved when she showed the class a diagram of the ovaries and made it look and sound like something from a 1950s horror film. The problem, though, is that from there the film really did not pay off--mostly because it lacked subtlety or finesse. As a result, the film lost most of its punch and just seemed goofy and sensationalistic with all its gyrating and its inexplicable conclusion. I would have much preferred that instead of the film going WAAAY off the deep end and losing all sense of proportion that it instead would have pursued the idea of how confusing and scary this crazy teacher made sex seem. Then it could have been a film we could have all related to and enjoyed with a sense of "Oh,...I've been there!".


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