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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 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


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


two boys make a splash at love See more »


Drama | Romance

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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


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,207, 24 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,343, 28 March 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SilverLight Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

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

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Meryl Streep is NOT in this movie.
20 May 2010 | by RitchCSSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie, but the DVD is due to arrive in the mail tomorrow. I logged onto IMDb to see what other viewers had to say. Don't EVER question why there are very few gay movies made. Every old queen and every too young adventurer always become superior critics. This is a gay movie. It does not star Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, or Sean Penn. Gays movies cannot accumulate large budgets and do the best they can with the material and cast they can find to work for free or pennies. I remember the first big studio gay movie, "Making Love" with Harry Hamlin, Michael Ontkean, and Kate Jackson, directed by Arthur Hiller. This movie was blasted bigger than Nagasaki. It all but ended Hamlin's and Ontkean's careers. It took a quarter of a century to get the venomous taste out of the critics mouths before "Brokeback Mountain" was finally accepted. BUT, how many major gay films have been made since? The most popular gay novel in the world, "The Front Runner" has been sitting on some studios shelf for nearly half a century. Everyone is afraid of either making it or starring in it. Hats off to the producer of "Watercolors" for putting forth the effort. It did win two major LBGT film festival awards. BUT as another reviewer stated, the cast was excellent except for the coach. MAN! He's the reason I'm seeing the movie. Greg Louganis, not only an Olympic Champion, but a drama major. Why was his acting singled out? Couldn't that sentence have been omitted? Why must we as gays, destroy our own culture...music, theatre, movies??? Can't we EVER find words of praise to encourage MORE gay entertainment? Remember the old adage, "If you can't find something good to say...". I'm really looking forward to enjoying this movie tomorrow. ______________________________ addendum: I finally saw the movie this afternoon and it's haunted me the rest of the evening. One of the two leads has practically no experience at all, yet he sustained his character as a professional. I really found nothing to criticize...only words of praise and hope that this will be the first of many features by the director. The entire cast was superb. Music was expertly used. I don't watch gay porn, but I do collect gay films with good stories...THIS is one of the best. It ranks high with "Latter Days" and "Shelter". Ten Stars!

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