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Shelter (II) (2007)

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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

De repente, Califórnia  »

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

In the scene after Gabe, Zach and Shaun finish surfing Gabe says that he's never going on a long board. When he says the line and the camera angle changes to Zach and Shaun, in the background you see people on the cliff, one has a red sweater on. When the scene changes back to Gabe and he says he's going to get some beer and leaves, the people are no longer on the cliff when the camera angle switches. (Trevor also mentions that fact in the commentary.) See more »

Quotes

Zach: There's something I really need to tell you.
Tori: I already know. I've known for awhile.
Zach: You're the only reason I wish I wasn't. I've always wanted to be everything to you. I've always dreamed of providing you with everything you ever wanted or needed.
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Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Gimmie Clam
Written by Nicholas Viterelli
Performed by Nicholas Viterelli
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5 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film is truly enjoyable in all aspects. Its not a big millions of dollars production but is so well realized that once more we think and got sure that too much money isn't everything. The main roles are really believable, in special the main one: The "white trash" boy that re-connects with the old brother of his best friend that happens to be gay. The actor is superb in showing the feelings of an out teen phase that is in fact already a man full of responsibilities in life, always putting his fragile family (well, whats left of it) upfront his own life. Discovering and admitting who he really is.

Some say that Shawn (the older one and love of the main character) was too much patient but you know when we recognize in the other "a right one" in special in the harsh circunstances that the he lived. Patience in a relation is mandatory, of course when there's love.

The movie is about love and care .. and shows it 100% Its a movie for anyone, not only for gays ;) don't miss it.


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