Troy, a recent high school graduate, is in love with his best friend Merrick, but Merrick isn't willing to be in a relationship with him. Troy is forced to deal with Merrick's selfishness, his own aching heart, and his unfulfilling life.

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Troy, a recent high school graduate, is in love with his best friend Merrick, but Merrick isn't willing to be in a relationship with him. Troy is forced to deal with Merrick's selfishness, his own aching heart, and his unfulfilling life.

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Merrick: I'm sorry that I hurt you.
Troy: You destroyed me.
Merrick: I'm sorry.
Troy: No, I'm the idiot. I stuck around.
Merrick: You're a beautiful idiot. You're a beautiful idiot.
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Some aspects of this film were brilliant, pity about the poor sound quality
2 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found this film at times spell-binding, with touches of almost brilliance. Anyone who has been love-sick with someone who does not return that love will find aspects of the film very compelling. The scene when Troy uses articles of Merrick's clothing to sniff, out of sexual frustration, is something no one would ever admit to, but some of us have surely done. Throughout the film, Lee Rumohr is highly believable as a young closeted frustrated gay man, trying to be true to himself, but driven to distraction by denied love. While the gay theme of the film adds poignancy, because of the overlay of homophobia and the characters' needs to be closeted, the central theme of denied or unreturned love will speak to all sexualities.

Marrick's sexual ambivalence is intriguing and well played by Matt Austin, although the reason for his ambivalence is never completely clear - but maybe that is the point.

The sound quality seemed very poor on the DVD I had, and certain lines I missed.

All in all, a great film from Canada.


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