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Eban and Charley (2000)

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After his mother dies, 15-year-old Charley must live with his unloving, bullying father. Out of loneliness, Charley strikes up an illicit romance with 29-year-old Eban. When their families find out, they must make a life-altering decision.

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James Bolton

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James Bolton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brent Fellows Brent Fellows ... Eban
Gio Black Peter Gio Black Peter ... Charley (as Giovanni Andrade)
Ellie Nicholson Ellie Nicholson ... Sunshine
Drew Zeller Drew Zeller ... Kevin
Pam Munter Pam Munter ... Eban's Mother
Ron Upton Ron Upton ... Eban's Father
Nolan Chard Nolan Chard ... Charley's Father (as Nolan V. Chard)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deanna Alexich Deanna Alexich ... Girlfriend
Kali Kali ... Coffee Girl
Greg McMickle ... Cab Driver
Jennifer Utley Jennifer Utley ... Record Store Clerk
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Storyline

Charley is turning 15. For the past year, since his mother's death, he has lived in Seaside, Oregon, with his stern and unloving father. It's Christmas week when Charley meets Eban, a young-looking 29-year-old teacher from Seattle, home for the holidays to see his parents. They have things in common: both sign (Charley's mother was deaf), both play the guitar, both are gay. As their relationship deepens during walks on the beach, singing, and talk of poetry, we see it from their point of view and also from the points of view of both of their fathers. Charley's loneliness gives way to happiness when he's with Eban. But what of this grown man? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Should age really matter if you love someone?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eban & Charley See more »

Filming Locations:

Astoria, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,094, 16 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,114, 27 January 2002
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The film promotes thought
3 February 2002 | by ahairyriceSee all my reviews

The filmmaker's indication that Eban's behavior is part of a pattern are proposing that it is compulsive and unhealthy. Charley is portrayed as emotionally needy because of the tragic circumstances in his life. Society's strong condemnation of their relationship is presented by the boy's fathers. However, one cannot walk away from this sensitive film without compassion for Eban and Charley, perhaps even a wish that society would leave them alone if their relationship satisfies their needs. A sub-plot involving straight teenagers suggests that the film is meant to consider the feelings of human beings rather than to react automatically. The film promotes thought.


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