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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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Preacher John
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Roy (as Max Roeg)
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Randy
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Evelyn (as Tricia Mara)
Rickie Lee Jones ...
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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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Drama | Romance

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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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,319 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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The script was written three years before production began. 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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Lost Little Man
Written and performed by Victoria Williams
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By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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This great American Movie deserves a major release
12 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow! What a nice surprise. Saw this gem at Newfest film festival in NYC June 12-08. Was drawn in from the very first moment. The film takes place in rural Louisiana in the mid 20th century. The film has a quiet intensity and power, is beautifully paced with excellent attention to detail, which gives it a very genuine feel. There is a simplicity and sparsity to the film that makes it feel like classic Americana, like the Last Picture Show, Hud or East of Eden or a Eudora Welty story. The two actors Stephan Bender and Maximillian Roeg that play the teenage boys are outstanding and should have very fruitful careers after this film. They give beautifully controlled nuanced performances that give the characters an honesty and depth. Diana Scarwid plays one of the boy's mother and is amazing. This actress is really underused in films and her performance here is a powerhouse and should be nominated for a best supporting Oscar. The singer Rickie Lee Jones plays the other boys mother and in a small part creates a memorable and touching character.Don't want to give too much away about the plot but the center of the story is about two teenage boys. One who just moves into town and the friendship that develops as they gravitate to one another. Keep an eye out for this film, it is a sleeper and true jewel.


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