Brady (Sean Hoagland), who will shortly be going away to college, is a shy, introspective 18 year old, who moves to the coastal seaside town of Rock Haven with his overprotective, widowed ... See full summary »
Laura Jane Coles
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
This is one of the best gay romance films I've seen, and I've been working my way through everything in that genre on NetFlix. It really transcends the genre, because nothing happens in it that couldn't happen to a non-gay couple. It's the kind of romance they made in the thirties. The two leads burn up the screen, even when they aren't in the throes of passion; the chemistry between them is genuine and affecting. The acting is of a consistently high quality; the directing is immaculate; the screenplay is full of nice touches and believable dialog; and for once the sound quality doesn't belie a low indie budget. Indeed, the credits list Skywalker Sound, so the budget isn't as low as some. And for those who care about such things, Everetts' brother Shane provides a moment of situational eye-candy. Altogether, this can be recommended highly to anyone who enjoys a genuine encounter between two loving people. 8/10.
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