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A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

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Dito Montiel

Writer:

Douglas Soesbe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Nolan Mack
Kathy Baker ... Joy
Roberto Aguire ... Leo
Giles Matthey ... Eddie
Eleonore Hendricks ... Patty
Bob Odenkirk ... Winston
Henry Haggard ... Beaumont
Gary Gardner Gary Gardner ... Lionel Mack (Father)
Crystal Gray Crystal Gray ... Nurse
Joshua Decker ... ER Doctor
Sondra Morton ... Gloria Beaumont
Jerry Chipman ... Blyden
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Guard Walt
J. Karen Thomas ... Cat
Becky Fly ... Night Nurse
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Nolan Mack is sixty. Married to Joy, a charming and intelligent woman, friend to Winston, a bright literature professor, and well-regarded in the bank where he works, Noland leads a quiet uneventful life. But is he happy, as his superior at the bank once asks him...? One night, as he drives back home, he nearly runs into a gay hooker. Sorry for what might have happened, Nolan starts a conversation with the young man named Leo and ends up in a hotel room. Not for paid sex as Leo expects though. In fact, the polished old man has fallen in love with the raw prostitute. For, having been gay since the age of twelve, Nolan has never been able to express his sexual orientation and Leo happens to crystallize all his feelings and desires. But is a hooker the ideal object of a romantic love? And to what extent will it affect his married life and professional career? Written by Guy Bellinger

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It's never too late to make a U-turn

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Rated R for language and sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulevardul dorintelor See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,000, 17 July 2015

Gross USA:

$121,150, 22 June 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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French certificate # 143965. See more »

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Nolan's monitor on his office desk has no video cable attached. See more »

Quotes

Nolan Mack: People leave, you know? But for some people, it just doesn't seem fair.
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Trumpet Ballad Rain
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Performed by Carlton Banksy
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Courageous effort from Williams
10 September 2015 | by jb_campoSee all my reviews

I liked this final Robin Williams film mostly because it shows how great an actor he really was. Williams stars as Nolan, a very nice, kind, sweet, unassuming 60 year old gentleman, who happens to be gay, but has kept himself in the closet for 50 years. His performance exudes happy frustration with his very being, making you wonder what really goes on behind the closed doors in his mind and home. How many stories in real life, Williams own included, have shown you seemingly happy people on the outside who, on the inside, can't take life anymore.

Nolan has reached this point by doing what was expected of him. He has worked in the same bank for 25 years. He lives with his wife Joy (Kathy Baker) whom he loves, but they don't do much other than have dinner and brief words. There is no intimacy, it seems they have never shared the same bed - no children. Obviously his wife must have known the truth. It makes me wonder why this issue never came to a flashpoint earlier.

This boring, risk-free life takes a change when Williams decides to chat up a male prostitute Leo (Roberto Aguirre) when he drives home past this known prostitute bridge. Why he chose this kid, it's never clear. Maybe he was thinking he could help this kid, who apparently used drugs, so maybe not a good choice, to lead a nice, happy, openly gay life. It's never clear.

The story goes on, a bit slowly, and Williams has to start building a web of lies to cover his contact with Leo. The consequences you might imagine are inevitable, but the ending offers you hope that, at least for Leo and Joy, perhaps things are working out for the best.

This is not a masterpiece, nor a must-see, but since we know it is William's last performance, you should see this performance that will remind you how great an actor we have lost. Now go out and rent Good Will Hunting or Good Morning Vietnam or Dead Poet's Society!!! Enjoy.


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