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Winning Dad (2015)

| Drama, Romance | 2015 (USA)
A young man tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend.

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Arthur Allen

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Arthur Allen
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Credited cast:
Ellen McLain Ellen McLain ... Lisa Clarke
Chuck Sigars Chuck Sigars ... Michael Clarke
Jake Street Jake Street ... Colby Clarke
Megan Jackson Megan Jackson ... Jamie Clarke
Arthur Allen Arthur Allen ... Rusty
Brian Earp Brian Earp ... Kyle
Dan Connor Dan Connor ... Elevator Trick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Subi Oh Nyne Subi Oh Nyne ... Herself
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Colby's dad knows his son is gay, but he doesn't like talking about it. He respects it, but ignores everything about that aspect of his son's life - he doesn't even know about Colby's long-term boyfriend, Rusty. Increasingly committed to Rusty, Colby hatches a plan to trick his father into camping with Rusty under the pretense that Rusty is Colby's straight friend and future business partner. Colby is convinced that, given the chance, his father and his boyfriend will get along great... Written by Arthur Allen

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Language:

English

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Seattle, Washington, USA

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1.78 : 1
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The story's the thing
31 July 2016 | by HoldenSparkSee all my reviews

The idea for this movie is brilliant. And the script/screenplay for this movie really goes right for it. When you watch it you'll see what I mean. What this movie is about is something that is very hard to present very well. Many other gay-themed movies have attempted to put this into their film in some way, and many have tried to make it the central point as this movie does. No movie has yet to accomplish this task perfectly, but Winning Dad comes closer than any movie I've yet seen. It takes on the very difficult task of attempting to stand up and be honest. And the story is written in such a way that honesty is no where to be found. It offers the idea that honesty is something valuable. Very valuable.

And that family is what makes life worth living.

This movie is worth watching by everyone. Everyone.

With that said, while the story is the absolute mission of this movie, there are some clear technical problems with the acting and directing and sound editing. So, don't let those things distract you, and you probably won't be too much as the story itself takes you to such emotional places that anyone who's ever been in this situation or similar ones will recognize quite well.

And if you've never been in this situation before, nor anything like it, try and imagine what it's like to have to bear, without having any choice as to whether you want to or not, having to bear the death of your dreams for yourself and for those you love.

I gave this an 8 because of the technical problems I mentioned. I'd give it a 10 if those problems were not there. Its the story that's key.

.....Imagine what it's like to have to bear, without having any choice as to whether you want to or not, having to bear the death of your dreams for yourself and for those you love.....


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