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Shelter (II) (2007)

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Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family. Written by bill stephens

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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16 April 2009 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,464 (USA) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$142,666 (USA) (20 June 2008)
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Trivia

Actor Trevor Wright has his last name WRIGHT tattooed across his lower back which is visible in one shot of "Shelter." See more »

Goofs

When Zach is in Shaun's kitchen, in the scene where they are drinking wine, when Shaun lifts Cody down from the table, a boom mic is visible briefly in the window reflection behind Shaun's head. See more »

Quotes

Shaun: [looking through Zach's art portfolio] Wow.
Zach: [trying to grab it away from him] Whoa! What're you doing?
Shaun: Easy, dude, it's OK. I want to look at it.
Zach: Nobody ever looks at that.
Shaun: Wow. Is that Cody?
Zach: Yeah.
Shaun: Sad Cody.
Zach: You could tell?
Shaun: Yeah, and how you darkened it around his head. This is incredible - and there's no toys in his room. Wow - awesome.
Zach: Yeah, he'd just gotten scolded. He was trying to understand why. So he came into my room. He hasn't left yet. It's the only place he could sleep.
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Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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An Exceptional Film About Love, Family, And Relationships
20 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an amazing movie about love, family, and relationships. It was great to watch a film that used characters that stepped outside of the gay stereotypes seen in most films. It was even better to see a movie that focused on the love (rather than the sex) between the two lead characters.

While there are some scenes that scream "low budget," the end product as a whole was very rewarding. The acting, writing, and directing were all solid.

After so many disappointing gay films, I'm thrilled to have a movie like this come along. If this is a sign of things to come in gay cinema, then I am excited about future films. If you haven't seen "Shelter" yet, go give it watch. You'll be glad you did. Enjoy.


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