In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
Richard B. Shull,
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
The script was originally titled, "Santa Monica Boulevard". See more »
When Nolan and Leo are eating dinner at the restaurant Nolan lifts his glass of wine by the bowl to take a sip. Next, we see Nolan from behind holding the glass by the stem while taking the same sip. See more »
It is just time for us to be in the real world.
What if I don't wanna be in the real world?
Well, I do.
Well, I don't.
That's why I married you.
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Didn't Our Love Blow Your Mind
Written and Performed by Charlie Girl
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Dramatic bow from Robin Williams is interesting if minor character study in a low key
Robin Williams' final dramatic performance before his untimely death is an odd choice for the actor. Repressed 60-year-old gay man, married but living with his wife as if she were his sister, finds himself at a crossroads in his life when he finally decides to act upon his suppressed desire to have an intimate male friend. Williams picks up a young man who cruises the city streets, yet he is so closeted that he's afraid to touch him; turns out the boy is just as troubled and unhappy, and owes money to a drug-dealer. Tasteful, austere character study sort of bubbles under the surface until a last-act confrontation between Williams and wife Kathy Baker, which is extremely well-done. The characters are held at a distance from us, and the whole movie is set in a very low key, so the finale isn't as moving as it might have been. Still, the quiet but unsettling tone of the piece sticks with one, and the film has more resonance after you've thought it over rather than while watching it. **1/2 from ****
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