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Geography Club (2013)

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At Goodkind High School, a group of students with varying sexual orientations form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences.

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Gary Entin

Writers:

Edmund Entin (screenplay), Brent Hartinger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Deane Stewart ... Russell Middlebrook
Justin Deeley ... Kevin Land
Meaghan Martin ... Trish
Wesley Eure ... Mr. Kaplan
Andrew Caldwell ... Gunnar
Ally Maki ... Min
Teo Olivares Teo Olivares ... Brian Bund
Allie Gonino ... Kimberly
Jake DuPree Jake DuPree ... Fey Young Man
Edward Hong ... Skins Team Member #1
Troy Hatt ... Skins Team Member #2
Dexter Darden ... Jared Sharp
Grant Harvey ... Nolan Lockwood
Ana Gasteyer ... Mrs. Toles
Alex Newell ... Ike
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"GEOGRAPHY CLUB" is based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling critically acclaimed novel: "What am I looking for?" asks 16-year old Russell Middlebrook of himself as he heads off on his newest adventure. Russell is still going on dates with girls, while Kevin will do anything to prevent his football teammates from finding out what he is concealing, Min and Terese tell everyone they're really just good friends, and Ike can't figure out who he is or what he wants to be. But the truth is too hard to hide - at least from each other - so they form the Geography Club. Nobody else will discover the truth about them as no other students in their right minds would ever join a club that sounds so boring. Their secrets will be safe from classmates. But are they? "Geography Club" is a smart, fast, moving and funny account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams and values and not merely live out their parents' desires and ambitions. Russell, Kevin, Min, Terese... Written by Edmund Entin

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They formed a club they thought nobody would join...

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality and bullying, sexual content including references, language, and teen drinking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Clube de Geografia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Brian Bund: I don't really care about geography. I already have an A in Geography, so... I thought about joining this club for a while just to make friends, but... I was scared. I know people laugh at me. I'm not stupid. The thing is... I don't wanna go home after school. I'm scared of it, actually, so I play cello. I play it when I'm nervous. It's what I do at night - homework and cello. When I'm nervous and I don't have my cello, my fingers twitch. Well, I just didn't wanna go home after school; so, I'm ...
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Bouncin Off the Walls
Written by Drew Lerdal, Bryan Shackle
Performed by Stella Project ft. Casey Carlson
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Coming of age gay story
26 April 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Russell is gay and is in the closet, he is keeping his head down to study with the hope of living up to his parent's dreams and actually getting into Yale. He is also playing it straight by dating girls and being the wing man for his best friend Gunnar.

Then he goes on a field trip and gets entangled with Jock footballer Kevin. His secret is now out but he still isn't. What follows is a 'nice' coming of age tale that will have no surprises but is warm and human enough to satisfy most viewers.

This is not a sexathon either - nothing to frighten the horses here - there is some humour, there is some bullying and abusive behaviour but that is essentially a story about growing up and being honest about who you are. I have seen some very negative reviews of this and was initially put off from seeing it; after watching it I actually felt good for having seen it - so this is one I can easily recommend.


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