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Boyfriends (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 14 February 1997 (USA)
Paul, Matt, and Will (in their 30s) have been friends for years. They converge at the seaside for the weekend, each with a boyfriend in tow. Paul is with Ben, his companion of five years: ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Dreyfus ... Paul (as James Dreyfuss)
Mark Sands Mark Sands ... Ben
Andrew Ableson ... Owen
Michael Urwin Michael Urwin ... Matt
David Coffey David Coffey ... Will
Darren Petrucci Darren Petrucci ... Adam
Michael McGrath Michael McGrath ... James
Russell Higgs Russell Higgs ... Mark
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Paul, Matt, and Will (in their 30s) have been friends for years. They converge at the seaside for the weekend, each with a boyfriend in tow. Paul is with Ben, his companion of five years: their relationship is on the rocks after months of Paul's moodiness since his brother Mark died. Matt brings Owen, whom he's dated for three months and wants to live with; to everyone else, they seem singularly incompatible. Will brings Adam, a 20-year old one-night stand, to meet "happy, well-adjusted homosexuals." As the six men, joined by Mark's lover, James, sort through their own relationships as well as new ones begun during the weekend, happiness and being well adjusted prove elusive. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Namorados See more »

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Essex Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Paul's cigarette disappears from his right hand when he looks at the "Gay Relationships" book. See more »

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I Wish I Knew the Name (of the Boy in My Dreams)
Written by Allan Roberts, Lester Lee, Carl Ladra
Performed by Dinah Washington
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Very worthwhile
2 November 1998 | by phoferSee all my reviews

This decent production of an excellent script will please gay men looking for a funny and thought-provoking exploration of the problems with maintaining relationships. No drag queens or coming-out stories in sight! (Well, maybe one coming out story.) Even if you can't make out all the British-accented dialog (especially the Cockney lad who doesn't know there are "not just one, but two TTs in settee")enough humor comes through for many out-loud laughs. Best of all is the story of three long-time friends checking in on each other's love lives, ranging from smothering clinger, smoldering cruiser, to aspiring sugar daddy. After you see it, the word "pig" will never sound the same -- and not for a reason you'd expect. This is the kind of gay cinema we need a lot more of!


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