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Were the World Mine (2008)

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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

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Tom Gustafson

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Cory Krueckeberg (as Cory James Krueckeberg), Tom Gustafson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanner Cohen ... Timothy
Wendy Robie ... Ms. Tebbit
Judy McLane Judy McLane ... Donna
Zelda Williams ... Frankie
Jill Larson ... Nora Bellinger
Ricky Goldman ... Max
Nathaniel David Becker ... Jonathon
Christian Stolte ... Coach Driskill
David Darlow David Darlow ... Dr. Lawrence Bellinger
Parker Croft ... Cooper
Brad Bukauskas ... Cole
Reid Dawson Reid Dawson ... Russ
Alexander Aguilar Alexander Aguilar ... Taylor
Yoni Solomon Yoni Solomon ... Bradley
Colleen Skemp Colleen Skemp ... Becky
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Storyline

If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way. After his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he stumbles upon a recipe hidden within the script to create the play's magical, purple love-pansy. Armed with the pansy, Timothy's fading spirit soars as he puckishly imposes a new reality by turning much of his narrow-minded town gay, beginning with the rugby-jock of his dreams. Ensnaring family, friends and enemies in this chaos, Timothy forces them to walk a mile in his musical shoes. The course of true love never did run smooth; it's a bumpy ride. Written by Anonymous

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A musical dream come true.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fairies: A Musical Dream Come True See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,192, 23 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$119,563, 1 March 2009
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Goofs

In the scene from All Things Shall Be Peace, as the characters and Ms. Tebbit are under the tree, Cole (in the gray shirt) is standing behind Ms. Tebbit and Donna. In the next shot, Cole is kneeling in front of them. In the next shot Cole is standing behind them again. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Tebbit: Free will must be restored.
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Connections

Remake of Fairies (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Cock Star
Written by Ryder Ripps and Tanner Cohen (The Guts)
Performed by The Guts
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Amazing.
19 August 2008 | by greatermindSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this film at the official youth screening at the Vancouver Queer Film Fest. Liked it so much I walked in and stood for the second, sold out, screening that followed. Beautiful scenes, good acting, great concept / plot, absolutely rapturous music... this movie made my heart melt, made me fall in love with the two main characters. This is what movies are supposed to do, and Were the World Mine did this beautifully.

This film realizes many a gay boy's high school fantasy, and does it with style and grace. It's poignant, moving. The actors who play Timothy's two best friends nail it. The drama teacher is a woman to be reckoned with. And the two male leads are both gay in real life. I will be buying this one as soon as it comes out. In the meantime I will be listening to music from the film on their MySpace page.


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