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Boulevard (2014)

R | | Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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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

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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 Jerry Chipman ... Blyden
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Guard Walt
J. Karen Thomas ... Cat
Becky Fly ... Night Nurse
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Storyline

Nolan Mack is sixty, married, a literature professor, and well-regarded and leads a quiet uneventful. One night, as he drives home, he nearly runs into a hustler. 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 sex - the older man has fallen in love with the young man. Having realised he was gay since age of twelve, Nolan's never been able to express his sexual orientation and Leo happens to crystallize his feelings and desires. But 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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boulevard - Ein neuer Weg See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$126,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,450
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French certificate # 143965. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Nolan Mack: It just can't be nothing, you know? It can't. Because you're here for a reason. You came in for a reason.
Leo: [trying to leave] No...
Nolan Mack: NO! You gave me that videotape, you told me about your mother, about leaving. It can't be nothing, Leo. Look at me. Just look at me. It can't be nothing.
Leo: It can be, alright. It can be. Cause it's nothing. Cause it means nothing.
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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

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Boss Up Bossa
Written by David Wittman
Performed by The Bay Cities Trio
Courtesy Walrus Monster Publishing
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A missed opportunity
1 January 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Robin Williams could do serious as well as funny, and brilliantly too, so long as the role was creepy, (see "Insomnia" and "One Hour Photo"). In one of his last films, "Boulevard" he played a closeted gay man in his early sixties who falls for a young hustler. There are no laughs here and the only thing creepy about Robin was seeing him underplay to the point where he seemed to be stopping in mid-sentence. This is certainly no "Good Morning, Vietnam".

Robin may have been a great comic and a fine actor with the right material but whether it was miscasting or just a lack of enthusiasm there is no real engagement with his character here and even at under 90 minutes, the movie drags. It's the kind of film that feels well-intentioned if a tad pretentious, existing in its own precious little bubble and one that is poised to burst. A good supporting cast, (Kathy Baker, "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul's" Bob Odenkirk), are largely wasted.


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