5.7/10
590
14 user 2 critic

O Beautiful (2002)

Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

Director:

Alan Brown

Writer:

Alan Brown
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Starcrossed (2005)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two brothers develop a sexual attraction to one another amid the unkind world around them.

Director: James Burkhammer
Stars: J.B. Ghuman Jr., John Wesley Shipp, Simon Ragaine
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend Giovana while figuring out the new feelings he's having towards his new friend, Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi
Davy and Stu (2006)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two very different Scottish lads meet each day after school at a nearby peat bog. Only today Stu is late.

Director: Soman Chainani
Stars: Nicholas Cutro, Travis Walters
Wastelands (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Lonely teenager Marc is secretly in love with Olaf, the cool boy-next-door. He dreams about a relationship with him, and when the two go camping, this dream seems to become reality for Marc... See full summary »

Director: Marco van Bergen
Stars: Frederik Stuut, Daniël Brak, Henny Renes
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Director: Aluizio Abranches
Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher
Summer Storm (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set on the Isle of Wight, the film tells the story of Anthony and Kyle, and their last night together as Kyle moves away leaving Anthony to look after his terminally ill mother. Poetic in ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bradbury
Stars: Alexander Scott, Tristan Bernays, Mandy Aldridge
Dare (2005)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.

Director: Adam Salky
Stars: Adam Fleming, Michael Cassidy, Marla Burkholder
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Beneath a railroad bridge a young rural gay man begins to his explore his gay feelings with the aid of an understanding friend.

Director: Michael Burke
Stars: Mickey Smith, Jason Hayes, Todd Batstone
Yossi (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This sequel to Yossi and Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death; however, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Shlomo Sadan, Oz Zehavi
Summer (2006)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mates emerge from latency into their sexual identities. Will and Leung are pals, searching the woods of Hampstead Heath for botanical material Leung needs for a school class. Along the way,... See full summary »

Director: Hong Khaou
Stars: Peter Peralta, Jay Brown
Violine (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two unlikely kindred spirits share an unlikely moment of intimacy with a violin.

Director: Roman Ilyushenko
Stars: Johannes Huth, Hannes Sell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jay Gillespie ... Brad
David Clayton Rogers ... Andy (as David Rogers)
Edit

Storyline

Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hills West See more »

Filming Locations:

Denville, New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gecko Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This short was the second film of the collection called "Boys Life 4: Four Play (2003)". See more »

Connections

Edited into Courts mais GAY: Tome 7 (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Get a grip!
24 August 2004 | by boypanSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood as part of Outfest's Wednesday series. This film is incredibly un-ethical and it's sexualization of a gay bashing it insensitive and exploitative. It's like tramping up the victim in a rape vs. showing how terrible the attack is and how similar both rape and gay bashing really are, sociologically and psychologically. At some point during the film I started hissing. I didn't stop till the movie ended. I have rarely been so outraged before. I can't remember when but I couldn't take it anymore. If there was any irony in the film it would have at least been aware of itself but instead it was just immoral and cruel, in dangerous times as these. Camera tricks do not excuse irresponsible film-making. There are filmmaker out there who are trying to do work on the edge for a reason not just because they can't write something compelling like this script. This work clouds their work. Get a grip!


5 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed