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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 ... 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

Mrs. Boyd: I'm going to LOVE to have you stay for bible study.
Donna: Oh, I have wings to make.
Mrs. Boyd: It's a pot-luck.
Donna: No, for my son. He's a fairy.
Mrs. Boyd: A fairy?
Donna: In a play.
Mrs. Boyd: Ohh...
[laughing]
Donna: Well, in real life, too.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.23 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Pyramus & Thisby
Music by Jessica Fogle
Lyrics by Cory Krueckeberg
Performed by Zelda Williams and Parker Croft
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Not perfect, but a favorite
30 June 2008 | by kan62dinskySee all my reviews

Were the World Mine may not be perfect, but it is inspiring, with a brilliant and durable concept (a queer interpretation and extension of A Midsummer Night's Dream). Like a previous reviewer, I just saw this at the San Francisco Int'l LGBT Film Festival, where it was indeed a solid crowd pleaser and one of my three favorite features in the festival. The film grew from the director's short film "Fairies" (which was also memorable) and I dare say that the music and lyrics, and certainly the lead performers, deserve to have him tighten it up a bit, somehow get lots more money, and carry this forward to a remake a la Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge") or Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe"). In a way, the material is both weighty and fanciful enough to really need that level of realization to be properly appreciated. As is, though, "Were the World Mine" moved me to tears, made me laugh many times, and made me want to listen to its few songs again, more closely!


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