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The Conrad Boys (2006)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  24 April 2006 (USA)
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Charlie Conrad is ready for college, but the sudden death of his mother and his long-absent father leave him saddled with the adult responsibility of raising his 9-year-old brother.

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Ben Conrad (as Boo Boo Stewart)
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Doug Conrad
Nancy Hancock ...
Tori Marshall
Katelyn Ann Clark ...
Louise Denver
Dorian Frankel ...
Evelyn Bridge
Lauren Xerxes ...
Suzie Conrad
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Vince Miller
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Andy Calhoun
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Mark Poland
Connie Schiro ...
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Kari McDermott ...
Paula
Keegan Bell ...
PJ
Wesley Stiller ...
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Justin Lo makes his feature film debut as Charlie Conrad, a 19-year-old history buff with the world on his shoulders. Following the death of his mother, Charlie sets aside his college plans to raise his highly imaginative 9-year-old brother Ben (Booboo Stewart). Isolated from his peers, Charlie accepts his responsibility yet secretly yearns for the freedom and romance associated with youth. Charlie suddenly gets his chance when he meets Jordan Rivers (Nick Bartzen), a charismatic drifter and fellow lost soul. The two of them hit it off immediately, and they soon embark on a tumultuous romance that gives Charlie a taste of the freedom he's been craving. Just as their relationship intensifies, however, Charlie's long-absent father, Doug (Barry Shay), returns to town with his own plans to take care of Ben. Caught in a struggle for Ben and eager to hold on to Jordan, Charlie must finally search his soul and make momentous decisions regarding the future of his family. Written by theconradboys@yahoo.com

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Os Irmãos Conrad  »

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The scene where Charlie is waiting for Jordan in the car was filmed behind The Boom Boom Room and The Coast Inn, a legendary gay bar and hotel which had been in that location for decades, one of the oldest gay bars in California, closed in 2006, the year the film was released. See more »

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[first lines]
Ben Conrad: Charlie, you gotta come see this.
Charlie Conrad: Don't you knock?
Ben Conrad: Come look at my room.
Charlie Conrad: Ben, I gotta finish this before school.
Ben Conrad: I made a new wall for my fort and it's really strong.
Charlie Conrad: Impressive, considering it's probably made out of couch cushions.
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Leaving Today
Written by John Bickerton
Published by Loud Neighbors Music (BMI)
Under license from UniqueTracks
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This is better than most of the gay films out there!
29 September 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a 19 years old man having to take care of his young brother after the death of his mother. He could not enjoy any social life until he meets a hot guy called Jordan.

I am very impressed by this movie. First of all, the relatively big budget surprised me. It was shot on proper film, and not on hand-held cameras. The sets are nice and well touched up. The lighting is excellent, and the cinematography is pleasant. Every scene is bright and sunny, with great colour contrast. The quality of the production is much better than most of the gay films I have seen. I wonder how the first time filmmaker financed all this, and managed to make such a good production.

Charlie's is character that is written well, I totally sympathised with him. However, I agree that the acting by Justin Lo is a little Wooden. By contrast, Jordan is a lively character with ultra good looks. Nick Bartzen's acting is good, I hope he will become big one day. I also liked the subplot of Mr Conrad coming back. Justin Lo must have faced a lot of personal demons when he made this film. I salute him for that.

I think this film is an excellent attempt, especially for a first time film maker. I enjoyed the film a lot.


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