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Why Does God Hate Me? (2011)

A coming-of-age comedy about a 14-year-old boy whose best friend tries to 'cure' him of being gay.

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Ava Hassen ...
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Father
Myles Milligan ...
Luke
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Issaac (as Ryan Bolton)
Peter Kerek ...
School Preacher
Erin Mudry ...
Girl at Clinic
Wolf Bishop ...
Charlie Canaan ...
Choir Boy 1
David Gattey ...
Choir Boy 2
Liam Ingraham ...
Choir Boy 3
Christopher Aitken ...
Football Player 1
Robert Holden ...
Football Player 2
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A coming-of-age comedy about a 14-year-old boy whose best friend tries to 'cure' him of being gay.

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Remember when gay meant happy?

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CAD 2,000 (estimated)
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A very emotionally moving short film, that would make for a great movie.
29 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of short films in my life, but none have been as deeply emotional as this one.

Why Does God Hate Me may have comedic elements, but I took the whole thing a lot more seriously, which was the real undertone of the film.

The true message of the film is that we should all be tolerant of gay people, and that the state of being gay is not some sort of disease, or something that can be cured.

I found the acting and scene structure to be even better than some major Hollywood features. The younger actors did an excellent job in their roles, which is not an easy thing to do, but they managed to convey the character's emotion perfectly without over acting.

I can only hope the director goes on to make more great films like this, or even make this short into a feature movie, like what happened with Lights Out.


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