6.4/10
1,452
17 user 11 critic

Watercolors (2008)

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer
A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many ... See full summary »

Director:

David Oliveras

Writer:

David Oliveras
Reviews
12 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tye Olson Tye Olson ... Danny Wheeler
Kyle Clare Kyle Clare ... Carter Melman
Ellie Araiza ... Andy
Casey Kramer ... Miriam Wheeler
Jeffrey Lee Woods Jeffrey Lee Woods ... Stephen Melman
William Charles Mitchell William Charles Mitchell ... Mr. Frank (as William C. Mitchell)
Ian Rhodes Ian Rhodes ... Danny Wheeler (older)
Edward Finlay ... Allan
David Schroeder ... The Principal
Brandon Lybrand Brandon Lybrand ... Henry
Greg Louganis ... Coach Brown
Karen Black ... Mrs. Martin
Bobby Rice ... Donnert
Gavyn Michaels ... Perez
Ten Travis ... Swim Team Member
Edit

Storyline

A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many times but the characters in this version are very endearing.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Only art can turn something painful into something beautiful See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The jigsaw piece Carter gave to Danny in the hospital scene has a different shape from the jigsaw piece Danny inserted as the last missing piece into Carters puzzle later. See more »

Quotes

Carter Melman: You don't know me! You don't know anything!
Danny Wheeler: Yeah, sure, I don't know anything. But at least I know how I feel.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the end-credits cast list, Sherilyn Henderson is listed twice as a High School Student. See more »

Soundtracks

¨You Find Me¨
Composed and Performed by Trevor Hill
Courtesy of Universal
See more »

User Reviews

 
Sensitive portrayal of frustrated love
16 October 2010 | by RichardvonLustSee all my reviews

OK so this is not going to grab any Oscars but I thought it nonetheless a very credible view of romance between two young men at high school.

Gay art student Danny is forced to share a room at home with Carter, a hunky swimming major who lodges there during difficulties at his own home. Carter needs help with his literature classes and Danny provides it in exchange for life drawing modeling.

A love develops that is fully realized and expressed by Danny but utterly denied by Carter who cannot even bring himself to be seen at school with his lover. The results are examined with sensitive dialog and quite acceptable acting. The love making scene in the rain is a triumph of art direction that would make many heterosexual movies appear vulgar. Tye Olson is excellent as Danny. Well worth a try.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquarela - As Cores de Uma Paixão See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,207, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$6,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,305
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed