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"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Glenn Robbins ...
Benny G
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Tommy Boy
Bob Franklin ...
Bobby Mac
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Carl
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Corey
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Holly
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Marty Boomstein
Lois Ramsey ...
Gran
Sarah Walker ...
Katie
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Boomstein Records Receptionist
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Jeff
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Kenny Larkin
Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith ...
Documentary Camera
Mark Tarpey ...
Documentary Sound
Richard Marsland ...
Record Company Executive
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"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will still be interested. Tommy, Corey, Benny and two others try to reform Boytown in 2005, but now they are all in the late 30s and are not sure whether people will still be interested in them. What follows is their tale as they try to recapture some of their former magic. Written by Anonymous

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rock concert | pop music

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Population five.

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Comedy | Music

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19 October 2006 (Australia)  »

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$758,859 (Australia) (20 October 2006)

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$2,257,025 (Australia) (10 November 2006)
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Mixed feelings and catchy tunes
17 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've got mixed feelings about this film. Like many other reviewers, I had high expectations, especially after seeing the brilliant clip for "I Cry" and listening to the Boytown podcasts. The cast of this movie are extremely funny guys, but the story and scripting left a lot to be desired.

Good points:

Amazing cast, top Australian comics

I loved the songs and I just can't stop singing them! I just may buy the CD...

Excellent dancing (and even funnier watching rehearsals behind-the-scenes on the DVD)

Some great laughs sprinkled throughout

Bad points:

Amazing cast wasted (Bob Franklin especially, massively under-utilised)

The ridiculousness of the song lyrics (especially after changing to cater for mature-aged audience) clashed with the comparatively straight storyline

Story jumped from scene to scene with the bare minimum of character and story development, like a sketch show with joiners

The documentary within a film was completely unnecessary

Attempts at a serious sub-plot towards the end fell flat

The ending totally destroyed many of my (up until then) good impressions of the movie. One of the worst I've ever seen (I would have bought the DVD for the songs alone if it weren't for the catastrophe of an ending ruining it all)


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