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Laura Jane Coles
A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many ... See full summary »
Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable. Mom, Dad, and Nathan have moved constantly, town after town, landing, inexplicably, in god-fearing "St. Francesville". Roy (played by the multi-talented Max Roeg), a year older than Nathan, confident and hard-working, drives the bus to their school while a friendship blooms between them into a relationship that is fraught with confusion and yearning. But secrets pick at the relationship, the unspoken rules of their angst-driven interactions unravel as Nathan's world again comes crashing inwards. Tension crescendos as shame and terror, stress and disaster all compete to immobilize and destroy both of their worlds. Written by
The script was written three years before production began. See more »
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 »
On This Land (Feathers Keep Falling)
Written by Jesse Sykes
Performed by Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
with Micah Hulscher on piano and Eric Eagle on drums
Recorded by Phil Wandscher
Additional recording and production by Randall Dunn at Aleph
Mixed by Randall Dunn
Published by Spooky American Music (BMI) administered by Bug
Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter appears courtesy of Barsuk Records See more »
I thought I would like this film based on the first half. Then the story goes downhill like a runaway pickup truck. I can't help but think of "The Mudge Boy" (and "Fishbelly White") which also starts out with a lot of potential but the writer puts in a story arch that ruins the tale and turns what could be a good experience into a downer.
The two lead actors were very good in their roles and the photography is lovely. The music was often annoying. This may have made a better short than a feature-length film with a rewrite of the turn of events. If it's a tender love story you want, don't watch the second half of this film. And the title "Dream Boy" is completely misleading. The film is based on a novel which I haven't read but if the stories are the same, neither should be called "Dream Boy."
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