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The Houseboy (2007)

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | 11 November 2007 (USA)
Overhearing his boyfriends talk of "a new toy for Christmas," young, cute, but aimless Ricky copes with online hookups and drugs. Depressed, Ricky considers suicide, until he meets another boy who makes him wonder should he stick around?

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Spencer Schilly

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Spencer Schilly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick May ... Ricky
Tom Merlino Tom Merlino ... Simon
Brian Patacca ... DJ
Damián Fuentes Damián Fuentes ... Dominic
LaMar Staton LaMar Staton ... Tweaker #1
Blake Young-Fountain ... Blake
Michael Apuzzo Michael Apuzzo ... Hung2727
Kayce Thompson-Russ Kayce Thompson-Russ ... Kate
Michael Hill Michael Hill ... The Cheater
Peter Bloch Peter Bloch ... Whip Cream Man
Matthew Sandager Matthew Sandager ... Cokehead
The World Famous *BoB* The World Famous *BoB* ... Kitty Clause (as World Famous *BOB*)
Daren Dillon Daren Dillon ... Hunky Blonde Guy
Murray Hill ... Mister Santa
Cherish Monique Duke ... Sophie
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Gay couple Simon (Tom Merlino) and DJ (Brian Patacca) are going on a holiday vacation, they've asked Ricky (Nick May) to house sit for them.....What role does Ricky really plays in the gay couple's lives? A houseboy, a house sitter or the unofficial third lover????? As Christmas is coming nearer, Ricky decided to while away the time by online hook ups and tricks A plan is building inside Ricky, he will have a surprise Christmas present to the gay couple when they come back......Will Ricky continue this plan on Christmas Eve????? Written by marfalej ecere

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Drei sind zwei zuviel... (German) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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$997
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Pointless and Painful
28 March 2019 | by breckstewartSee all my reviews

I didn't really know what the expect and considering the fact that 3 actors are featured on the poster I was sort of hoping for a love triangle with some psychology dealing with if and how a relationship could function as a threesome. But to my dismay, Nick May as the houseboy Ricky and the older couple Brian Patacca (DJ) with Tom Merlino (Simon) have one scene together (the best one sadly enough) then they both leave and the story goes flat. Actually I should specify that story is too strong a word because the number one problem with this production is that there is no plot.

All we see is Ricky brooding and inviting guys over for random sex during the Holidays with explicit sexual scenes and drug use, one after the other without purpose other than relieving boredom which I suspect is now spreading to the audience. I kept on watching, hoping that somehow this would amount to something deeper or at least more interesting but to no avail. A movie without a strong story is like a house without a foundation, it can not stand strong and will sooner or later start to collapse under its own weight.

If the acting had been interesting or the cinematography original maybe I could have latched on to something but all I felt was a sense of dread as I realized that this is all we get. Nick May as Ricky is not a good actor or even a decent one and I always felt like he was trying to not embarrass himself too much, lost in a ridiculous semi-porn movie (which is what this boils down to really...) with weird and uncomfortable sex scenes not even good enough to sustain our interest.

By the end, I only felt relief that this excruciating journey was over and I can not in good conscience recommend it to anyone unless they are prepared to not expect anything more than a sex flick with some bits of dialogue thrown in as we get to look at Ricky's face ad nauseam as he tries to keep our interest from disintegrating. But unfortunately, he doesn't succeed and I for one can't wait to forget this dreadful and inept flick. 1 star is all I could give to this awful experience.


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