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Holding Trevor (2007)

R | | Drama, Romance | 16 June 2007 (USA)
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Young, beautiful and intelligent, Trevor (screenwriter Brent Gorski) is in a stalemate. Entangled in an unhealthy relationship with Darrell, a self-destructive heroin addict, and trapped in... See full summary »

Director:

Rosser Goodman

Writer:

Brent Gorski (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Gorski ... Trevor
Christopher Wyllie ... Darrell
Melissa Searing ... Andie
Jay Brannan ... Jake
Eli Kranski ... Ephram
Dawn Mondie Dawn Mondie ... Mary C
Joseph Roslan Joseph Roslan ... Naked Guy
Mathew Pasillas Mathew Pasillas ... Bar Boy
Monica Todd Monica Todd ... HIV Counselor
Isaiah Garnica Isaiah Garnica ... BBQ Boy
Yaniv Madmon Yaniv Madmon ... Party Guy
Megan Sheperd Megan Sheperd ... Co-Worker
Daniel Burke Daniel Burke ... New York Boy
Laura Jean Bransky Laura Jean Bransky ... Hospital Nurse
Voltaire Mercado Voltaire Mercado ... Darrell's Dealer
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Storyline

Young, beautiful and intelligent, Trevor (screenwriter Brent Gorski) is in a stalemate. Entangled in an unhealthy relationship with Darrell, a self-destructive heroin addict, and trapped in a telemarketing job, Trevor finds scant comfort in Los Angeles' vapid party scene, where conversation rarely rises above inquiries like "So, are you an actor?" Worse still, he and his two best friends - roommate Andie and singer Jake - are being pulled apart by boredom and discontent. At the hospital for his boyfriend's latest overdose, Trevor finds a potential new beginning in Ephram, a medical intern with ambition, a warm demeanor and strikingly good looks. After they spend a romantic evening together, Trevor seems poised to make some changes. He begins by ending his relationship with Darrell and then strives to reconnect with Andie and Jake. But what should be a joyous event - a party celebrating a negative HIV test - explodes into rage and sorrow. Darrell shows up unannounced and makes a scene,... Written by JONATHAN L. KNAPP

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Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Umleitung ins Glück See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,829, 6 July 2008

Gross USA:

$16,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,814
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KGB Films, Stray Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Darrell the heroin addict has no track marks on his arms. See more »

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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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Lower My Gun
Written & Performed by Jay Brannan
Published by Great Depression Publishing (BMI)
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The film's script is not fully developed, but the film is still worth seeing.
13 August 2008 | by Len9876See all my reviews

Young Trevor, played by screenwriter Brent Gorski, is intelligent enough to know that it life is not on track. He is dissatisfied and feels cast adrift. Nothing will 'hold Trevor', until he finds what he wants out of life, but will he find completeness in the love that he craves?

Trevor is entangled in an unhealthy relationship with Darrell, a self-destructive heroin addict. And, Trevor is equally trapped in a boring, telemarketing job--a job which, he sees, as taking him nowhere on a dead-end road. The party scene is vapid, and I can't help but wonder why Trevor would seek comfort from something so empty and lonely?

Trevor's roommate, Andie, and Jake (a singer) are his best friends. Like Trevor, they seem to be pulled apart by boredom and discontent.

Darrell overdoses, once again and, at a hospital, Trevor meets a medical intern by the name of Ephram. Ephram, filled with ambition, gives Trevor hope. Ephram, a man of strikingly good looks, offers Trevor warmth. He also gives Trevor a chance to break out of his entanglement with Darrell, a relationship which is dragging Trevor's life consistently down. But, will Trevor find passion, romance, and security?

Trevor seems poised to make some positive changes, in his life, which includes ending his perilous relationship with Darrell. Trevor makes an attempt to patch up his impaired relationships with Andie and Jake. Trevor's celebration, of a negative HIV test, explodes in rage and sorrow. Darrell shows up, unannounced, and makes quite a scene. Then, at the same time, Ephram suggests that Trevor is not yet ready to make a commitment. When he is down, Andie also verbally attacks Trevor.

While being pulled all over the place, in conflicting directions, will Trevor be able to stand his ground and better his life?

Director Rosser Goodman (That's What I'm Talking' 'Bout, Frameline29) is given ample opportunity to explore fertile territory in Gorski's script, but fails to provide a focus on the required raw emotions. For this reason, I rate the film a 6 out of 10. Yet, with all of its flaws, the film's script shows potential for further development. I would like to see Ephram showing up, at the beginning of the film, rather than towards the end of the film. In this way, tension would increase at the start of the film, instead of midway. Additionally, the love scenes require more work, in order to make them believable. But, the film is a fair attempt, and worth seeing.


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