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Denied (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 July 2004 (USA)
Troy, a recent high school graduate, is in love with his best friend Merrick, but Merrick isn't willing to be in a relationship with him. Troy is forced to deal with Merrick's selfishness, his own aching heart, and his unfulfilling life.

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David Paul Scott (as David Scott)

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David Paul Scott (as David Scott)
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Cast overview:
Lee Rumohr Lee Rumohr ... Troy
Matt Sadowski ... Merrick (as Matt Austin)
Sarah Kanter Sarah Kanter ... Stacey (as Sahrah Kanter)
Matthew Finlason ... Fowler
Nathalie Toriel Nathalie Toriel ... Donna
Stefan Brogren ... Donald
Christina Sicoli ... Demi
Anne Page Anne Page ... Fortune Teller (as Ann Tager Page)
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Troy, a recent high school graduate, is in love with his best friend Merrick, but Merrick isn't willing to be in a relationship with him. Troy is forced to deal with Merrick's selfishness, his own aching heart, and his unfulfilling life.

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They're team players but what team are they on?

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Troy: You're a liar.
Merrick: Dude, it's okay...
Troy: Don't touch me! Don't hurt me. I mean, I'm trying to be honest here, and you're...
Merrick: Yeah, this is good...
Troy: Shut up, Merrick! And I'm not in denial. You know, high school's over, Merrick, these girls, this jock bullshit...
Merrick: This is very...
Troy: Shut up. Shut up. You're like some - you twist things! I don't understand you. I don't. Are you bisexual?
Merrick: I'm like everyone.
Troy: You're like everyone.
Merrick: I'm like everyone, man. I'm a blip on the Kinsey scale. You're just human man. Okay, you ...
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20 February 2005 | by vampirepirateSee all my reviews

It's a shame the production is somewhat student-y and that some of the dialogue is muffled and inaudible, because this is a film that rings true. Two straight-acting friends, a hunk and a dropout, move in together, and we slowly start to piece together just what kind of relationship they have - which is appropriate, since they don't appear to know either. This is what I liked best about this film - no neat resolutions, no flashes of insight, just a realistic and sometimes painful muddle of emotions and situations that have to be dealt with as best as can be, which usually isn't very well at all. That's certainly been my experience of dealing with sexuality, outside of the commercial gay ghetto anyway - real-life grappling with queer issues isn't neatly resolved in three acts and buying a Pride T-shirt doesn't make it all better. So this is definitely worth seeing, if you're not expecting Dolby stereo and answers to all your questions.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Troy Denied See more »

Filming Locations:

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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