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 »
High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.
Szabolcs quits football against his father's will and returns to his country in Hungary to take charge of an inheritance from his grandfather. There, he meets Aron and they both explore their identities.
Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable.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
Originally, director James Bolton wanted to shoot the film in Portland, Oregon, but budget limitations caused Louisiana to be chosen instead. See more »
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 »
Lost Little Man
Written and performed by Victoria Williams
Published by Mumblety Peg Music
Courtesy of Victoria Williams
By arrangement with Sugaroo! See more »
I found this first half of the movie to be alright. There isn't a lot of talking and the small amount where someone does pipe up is hardly profound, this coupled with the worst music selections EVER! The lack of talking would have been better if the acting was better, I just found the acting to be incredibly awkward.
The second half of the movie left me thinking to myself, 'What just happened?' But not in a good way. The supernatural vibe at the end came out of no where, and the move between the dream world and real world plus the flashbacks was just too much. I was highly bemused by the whole movie. I understand this was a book so maybe taking something out of the book and turning it into a narration wouldn't have gone astray.
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