Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.
Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship.
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
Hoping for some quick cash, the buddy triumvirate of David (Benjamin Walker), George (Brian J. Smith), and Greg (Victor Rasuk), self named The War Boys, steal a tractor trailer owned by David's father (Peter Gallagher). The boys believe the trailer contains televisions, but as things go sour, the boys figure out that the cargo is more dangerous than just stolen televisions.Written by
This film has involved a few topics that intrigued me: border illegal immigration, struggle of 1st generation immigrants (Greg & Marta), law enforcement racial profiling (Greg), gay coming of age (David and George), adoption family (George), etc.
The story had a terrific beginning and background set up. But then there are so many signals and story lines that audience are watching a diary, a soap opera rather than a film. The plot of the film was so loose. The real issue or truck mystery keeps getting ignored until the last 15 minutes. It lacked the build-up of tensions and the opening of that trailer was just unprepared. Marta walked into that trailer full of what was unexpected (I don't know why she did, while the boys were doing nothing there). The camera work and cosmetics for that trailer scene was very very poor that it could not bring any emotion out of audience. I am so very disappointed.
I still give the film 6 out of 10 because I think the boys were good looking and good actors. They could've done so more with those intimate scenes. For god sake, tell one story well - not 10 stories poorly.
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