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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 »

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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
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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.

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two boys make a splash at love See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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TV-MA

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Official Sites:

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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

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,207, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$6,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,305
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1.85 : 1
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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.
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In the end-credits cast list, Sherilyn Henderson is listed twice as a High School Student. See more »

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Wow, Beautiful.
8 December 2009 | by Paulinho17See all my reviews

Boy, am I glad I was able to see this movie.

The movie is about a young gay artist haunted by a tragedy during high-school. I won't go very deep about the story, but basically he fell in love with another boy during high-school and it didn't go very well. And believe me, not by the most common reasons. The story is really beautiful. Not having many characters, you get to know the 2 main characters very well and on the "crucial" moments it really gets into your heart. Except for Carter's coach, this movie has fabulous, gorgeous, amazing acting. You see the expression of anger in Darrien's face, when's angry, the heart-felt tears, when he cries, and the sensitive smile when his with either his mother, his best-friend and of course, Carter.

Plot: 8/10 - The reason why they met (and why carter lives with Darrien for a few month) isn't very «believable» but a beautiful romance develops as the movie goes on and grows on you.

Acting: 9.5/10 - Excellent actors. Well done.

Flaws: You never get to understand what are Darrien's mother and carter's father to each other. The movie is not very clear in terms of time. It seems as if only a few days have passed during the whole movie, but almost one year passed. (I think)

Personal Desire: I wish they could have developed a little more the relationship between Darrien and his mother. They could have made some touching scenes, since they were both great actors.

I'm glad it's not underrated, but having only 17 votes.... I suppose... not many people have seen it? Well, those people don't know what they're missing.


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