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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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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 ...
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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Drama | Romance

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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 Nathan meets Roy's mother, she asks if he goes to the Baptist church. Nathan says yes. But when Nathan is seen in church with his family and the preacher reads about Judas's betrayal, there is a large crucifix on the church wall. A second large crucifix is seen on the wall in Nathan's bedroom. Baptist doctrine denounces the use of crucifixes, and no Louisiana Baptist of the 1970s would have one in either their church or home. They are, however, quite common in Roman Catholic churches and homes in Louisiana. See more »

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Lost Little Man
Written and performed by Victoria Williams
Published by Mumblety Peg Music
Courtesy of Victoria Williams
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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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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