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Dream Boy (2008)

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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

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Nathan Davies
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Harland Davies
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Vivian Davies
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Preacher John
Maximillian Roeg ...
Roy (as Max Roeg)
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Burke
Owen Beckman ...
Randy
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Evelyn (as Tricia Mara)
Rickie Lee Jones ...
Roy's Mother
Nick Ericson ...
Brother Will
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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens | See all certifications »

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11 December 2008 (Germany)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,243 (USA) (26 March 2010)

Gross:

$6,319 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Trivia

Originally, director James Bolton wanted to shoot the film in Portland, Oregon, but budget limitations caused Louisiana to be chosen instead. See more »

Goofs

When Roy is in the barn with Nathan he puts a crate of jars onto a shelf, above Nathan's head. He stops to mention going on a camping trip to Nathan. Next you see him putting one of two sacks, which were on the ground moments ago, up onto that high shelf. The second one is up there already and the crate of jars is now pushed neatly to the left. See more »

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Written and performed by Richard Buckner
Mixed by Jon Marshall Smith
Published by Richard Buckner (BMI) administered by Bug
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Decent Movie/Terrible Ending
29 October 2011 | by (Portland) – See all my reviews

I was thoroughly enjoying this film, with its talented and attractive two leads, the evocative setting, and a decently realistic premise.

Then came the final act.

What happens in the ending is both poorly written and a waste of a potentially fantastic film. In a story that felt so natural and real, the entire third act comes seemingly out of nowhere in effort to force the characters into a specific type of ending. An ending which, though I would have preferred otherwise, could have been achieved much more organically with story pieces already in place (the father) instead of driving an underdeveloped secondary character into an unjustifiable decision, and forcing a main character to passively accept their fate with no fight.

Awful. Truly awful.


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