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Poster Boy (2004)

R | | Drama | 8 May 2004 (USA)
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With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintence (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.

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Zak Tucker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Noseworthy ... Anthony
Valerie Geffner Valerie Geffner ... Izzy
Matt Newton ... Henry Kray
Austin Lysy ... Parker
Tighe Swanson Tighe Swanson ... Sam
Lorri Bagley ... Dierdre
Neal Huff ... Marcus
Ian Reed Kesler ... Skip Franklin (as Ian Kessler)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Charlie
Karen Allen ... Eunice Kray
Michael Lerner ... Jack Kray
Anna Thomson Anna Thomson ... Emma
Spiro Malas Spiro Malas ... Mr Phoenix
Kristen Schaal ... Bookstore Lady #14
Tibor Feldman ... Therapist
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With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintence (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exposed See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,806, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$61,408
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Shallow Pictures LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Henry and Anthony are walking through the campus, Henry points out one of the girls walking ahead of them. Seconds later, you can clearly see her as an extra in the background. See more »

Quotes

Jack Brauer: Goddamn editors, think they run the newspaper.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Good acting but that's about it
9 August 2012 | by tlutzySee all my reviews

The good: very well acted all around and nice cinematography. The bad: one cliché after another from the over-weight, suspendered right-wing politician with the alcoholic wife to the on-again off-again "relationship" between Anthony and Henry, to the self-destructive HIV- positive roommate who is "saved" by true love.

The plot moves from one predictable moment to another, and that's what really ruins this film. The part involving the senator's limo and Izzy is totally unbelievable, especially what happens after. The premise of the story -- that Henry would tell his story to a reporter after it had been plastered throughout the news media -- is also unbelievable.

Other aspects are good, particularly the acting by all. Henry is appropriately arrogant, vulnerable and defiant. Karen Allen is great as the long-suffering mother.


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