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

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

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$6,319 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Originally, director James Bolton wanted to shoot the film in Portland, Oregon, but budget limitations caused Louisiana to be chosen instead. See more »

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The story is set in the 1970s, but the car shown in the opening scenes is a Buick Roadmaster station wagon, which was produced from 1991 to 1996. Also, the refrigerator shown is a modern model, not one from the 70s. See more »

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Written and performed by Richard Buckner
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Missed opportunity
16 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a gay man so I can speak with some credibility about the portrayal of the main characters in this film. There is no chemistry portrayed here and although the leads are cute and the situations realistic, for the most part (teenagers take every moment for personal connections no matter how inappropriate or imprudent they may be) we are left with a coming-of-age story that while sweet and tender against all apparent odds is betrayed by a thin-as-paper, muddled plot that is formulaic and unsatisfying. The adults are cardboard and the parallelism with "Brokeback Mountain", hyped on the cover, are obvious and contrived. Nowhere do we get the deeply religious/conservative milieu of the 70's Deep South in which the primal and quite beautiful emotional drive of these two boys is cast, beyond episodic church scenes with flatulent pastoral murmurings. So much could've been made of the story but it's a wasted effort I'm afraid.


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