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August (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 March 2012 (Brazil)
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August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides ... See full summary »

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Eldar Rapaport

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Murray Bartlett ... Troy
Edward Conna Edward Conna ... Firm Director (as Eddie Conna)
Adrian Gonzalez ... Raul
Daniel Dugan ... Jonathan
Kevin McShane Kevin McShane ... Radio DJ / TV Skit
Hank Ignacio Hank Ignacio ... Baby
Bernhard Forcher ... Sean
Maria Chung ... Lynn
Brad Standley Brad Standley ... Devin
Tyler Lee Tyler Lee ... Straight Couple Husband
Angelica Lee ... Straight Couple Wife
Massimo Quagliano Massimo Quagliano ... Pick Up Guy 1
Hillary Banks Hillary Banks ... Nina
Brenda Lanie Brenda Lanie ... Deli Cashier
Amy Clites Amy Clites ... Lisa / TV Skit / Radio DJ 2
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August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent rendezvous turns into an attempt to revive passions past. Only this time it's not that simple as Jonathan has a new beau, Raul, and is trying to make the right decision a second time around. Written by Anonymous

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English | Spanish

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30 March 2012 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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While shooting the scene in the art gallery, the film crew had to contend with an annoyed upstairs neighbor who protested the intrusion by stomping his feet on the floor. His persistent efforts resulted in minor damage to one of the pictures hanging on the wall. See more »

Goofs

It appears that within days of shaving his head Troy has a full head of hair again when he meets Jonathan to have a look at the the apartment. This is not a continuity error, the film's chronology is not linear. Even though the apartment scene is shown to us after the head shaving, in the film's timeline it took place before. See more »

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Interesting expansion of a short film, weakened by a miscast key role
5 October 2012 | by jm10701See all my reviews

Jonathan, a shortish, homely-ish, 29-year-old, minimally employed nebbish in LA, has a tall, gorgeous (but shallow and manipulative), 40-ish ex-boyfriend, Troy - who dumped him five years earlier but for some reason has moved back from Barcelona just to get him back. BUT... Jonathan has an even MORE gorgeous (breathtakingly gorgeous) twentysomething current boyfriend, Raul - who is not only gorgeous but sweet, strong, sincere and totally devoted to him. Right away you say to yourself, this is just like real life, just like me and the two incredible hunks who can't get enough of me. What's a homely nebbish girl to do? That's the dilemma in this movie that I really wanted to hate but can't.

It's the actors' fault: they're very, very good - TOO good for this unbelievable story. Unfortunately, the weakest actor is the one playing Jonathan, who brings no sensuality or charisma or other hot quality to the role to compensate for his nebbishy homeliness and explain WHY the two hunks are so irresistibly attracted to him.

He was much more believable in Postmortem, the short this movie is based on (available on the compilation DVD Boys Briefs 3 in the US or Boys On Film 4 in the UK). Opposite the same actor as Troy (but a much less gorgeous actor as Raul, in an almost negligible role), he was sexy, and the attraction between him and Troy in Postmortem was palpable and totally believable; it's not in this movie (but Postmortem was set in sexy, dynamic NYC, not in sterile, boring LA, which may have a lot to do with it).

Self-defeating compulsion is the only motivation either Jonathan or Troy shows in this movie, which may be intentional. August is a lot grittier and more complex (and therefore more interesting) than Postmortem was, which is why I'm giving it six stars despite the lackluster performance by Daniel Dugan in the key role as Jonathan. He was great playing the same character in Postmortem, but he'd lost the fire or something when August was made; since that character is central in the story, August suffers for it.


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