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Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

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Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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27 May 2010 (Germany)  »

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$11,502 (USA) (30 October 2009)

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$113,155 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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Michael Angarano was recommended to Jared Hess by casting director Meredith Tucker, though Hess was unfamiliar with his work. When he watched Snow Angels (2007), Hess was "blown away by his performance ... he embodied what the character need[ed] to be on every level." Snow Angels (2007) also featured Sam Rockwell (Bronco/Brutus). See more »

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When Benjamin's mom holds up the bag of country balls, she holds it with one hand. When the camera changes to Benjamin, she is holding the bag with two hands. See more »

Quotes

Tabatha: Well, you know, like all great writers, you're going to have to go through a lot of crap. But someday, you're junk will be seen by all, and it will be awesome.
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Great Movie; Bad Reviews
2 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the critics would have it, this film did not see the success of Napoleon Dynamite. I believe it is because Napoleon Dynamite had a better trailer. It enticed movie goers to see it. Please also note that the critics buried Napoleon Dynamite (before its wide appeal) as well. The movie goers saved the movie.

I was one of the first to see it. At first viewing, it did not seem like much. But that is the style of Jared and Jerusha Hess. One does not watch their movies once and love it. One watches their movies and finds something funny not noticed before every time. Then the love of their movie grows in the viewer's mind. And for Napoleon Dynamite, the critics had to admit there was something more to it than a cheaply made movie.

The Hess's style of writing does not focus on some crazy, larger than life shot 'em up. They always focus on the boring and average people. They make us find what is great in most of us (the commoners). I love them for that.

To set the record straight, Gentlemen Broncos was better written than Napoleon Dynamite. It had more of a plot, and the characters were far more interesting. The topics covered were more far reaching. I won't spoil the movie, but I will warn viewers against critics who allowed every Adam Sandler movie, all Michael Myers movies, American Pie movies, and Meet the Spartans to make their way to theaters. Just because they left this one out doesn't mean that it was a bad movie. Give it a chance and you will see that this was a funny, creative, and heartwarming movie.

PS the humor was not crude in my opinion. I think the PG-13 rating was excessive.


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