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The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

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Chance Marquis (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)
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Chance Marquis, a confident, self-assured, quick-witted, perceptive, outspoken and clear-headed gay teenager, reflects back on his first year at an international high school. While meeting and making friends with an assortment of types, he also has the targeted attentions of a mirthless vice principal and a bullying, homophobic soccer jock out to make his life miserable. At home, Chance's perceptive little sister openly shares all his confidential secrets with their widowed career-army father seeking common ground with his atypical children. Introduced to a drag club, Chance finds fun and success in a cross-dressing contest, but a photo of his participation makes life at a school a living hell. Time to find out the depths of your friendships. Written by statmanjeff

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The only way he could fit in was to stand out.

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Chance' Highschool Abenteuer  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Winner "Best of Fest" at Palm Springs Film Festival - Palm Springs, CA 2007 See more »

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While driving to get to a photo shoot location, a Ford Focus and a Ford Ka pass in opposite direction among other cars. Both models did not exist before 1998 and 1996 respectively. See more »

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Brad Harden: Hey, Marquis, next time duck, like the chicken you are.
Hank Hudson: That makes no sense, on a pure poultry level.
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Well, I liked it...
8 February 2012 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, well a lot of people seem to dislike this film, but I enjoyed it quite a bit? :)

Is it dull at some moments? Yes. Is it often clichéd? Most definitely.

However, as a low budget foreign film, I think it accomplished more than most overpriced American films! In fact, if you want to watch an LGBT film, you have to look overseas as American cinema doesn't even really touch the topic (at least not that often, unless it's a hollow stereotypical gay character).

What I liked about this film? I simply enjoyed the sarcasm and just soaked in all the "clicheness"! It was very colorful and I was able to connect with the characters at some level. Not exactly high art cinematography, but let's face it: most films we watch for entertainment aren't (well, at least for me).

If you like cute stupid films like Legally Blonde, Clueless, etc...I think you might enjoy this film?


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