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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

The film's director Jonah Markowitz voiced the Cal Arts employee who contacted Zack on his cell phone. See more »

Goofs

Were they using two different GMC Jimmys? In the first scene where Zach drives up Gabe/Shaun's driveway it looks/sounds like he put the truck in Park, but in subsequent scenes in the truck he was shifting a manual. See more »

Quotes

Zach: I can't just take whatever I want. My life is not like that. You'll never get what you want unless you take it.
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Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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Beautifully done --acting and direction
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not really about rich and poor, it's about honesty and honor, and the lack of it.

The one stand-up guy (Trevor Wright) reminds us that there actually *are* good, selfless people in the world. Zach has to deal with and master an unfair world, and part of that iniquity is himself, because he's gay. Trouble outside, trouble inside.

This is a very kind, wonderfully acted movie. Kudos to all involved.

It's odd that we need straight actors to convince us that gay folk are actually human, but these guys do it without apologies.

We should all be so kind.


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