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A 10-year-old boy is thrust into the tumultuous world of puberty when he gets a new pair of eyeglasses.


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Cast overview:
Jake Ryan ... Bobby Bowersox
Alfred Gingold Alfred Gingold ... The Eye Doctor
Lori Funk ... Mrs. Paulette Bowersox
R.J. Kelly ... Mr. Boyd Bowersox
Olivia Nikkanen ... Tiffani Bowersox
Luke Cawley Luke Cawley ... The Centerfielder
Jean Allured Jean Allured ... Mrs. Longfellow
Mercedes Griffeth ... The Girl Scout


When Bobby Bowersox is struck with a baseball in right field that seemed to come right out of left field, it is clear that he needs to get glasses. When he gets them he suddenly can see things clearer - from the objects around him through to the glossy pictures of women in swimwear and smiles that previously were a mysterious blur that meant nothing to him. Although reluctant to accept his need for glasses and the context of what he can now see, with careful and loving guidance from his parents Boyd and Paulette, Bobby's world view will change. Written by bob the moo

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10 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Changing Universe Of Puberty
22 April 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I've got a confession to make . I am what's known in some circles as a " speccy " . It hasn't really affected my life in any great degree but I do feel slightly conscious about it and do my utmost in not being photographed with my glasses down to the fact that I'd rather be photographed as a thin , bald middle aged man rather than a thin , bald , middle aged man with glasses . Which is a bit like saying I'd rather be someone with terminal cancer , AIDS and chronic heart disease than someone with terminal cancer , AIDS , chronic heart disease and emphysema . There's no absolutes in life apart from death but I do vaguely remember in my youth that being bespectacled wasn't something that was considered cool

What FOUREYES does is convey the self conscious aspect of being diagnosed as being short sighted , being prescribed specs and feeling like it's the end of the world . . Add to this the onset of puberty and it feels like the universe is changing and not for the better . Obsession mixed in with narcissism takes over and life long embarrassment seems to consume you . It does this relatively well as young Bobby reaches that age and his repressed parents try to explain the facts of life to him at the dinner table . It's not an outstanding short and the comedy is perhaps played a little too broadly but we get a very effective performance out of Jake Ryan as Bobby who is able to portray embarrassed agony very convincingly without being irritating

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