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Akron (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | July 2016 (USA)
Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew Frias ... Benny
Joseph Melendez ... David
Edmund Donovan ... Christopher
Andrea Burns ... Lenora
Cailan Rose ... Julie
Alexander Mariani Alexander Mariani ... Young Christopher
Amy da Luz Amy da Luz ... Carol
Emily Patterson Emily Patterson ... Cashier
Bryan Parker Bryan Parker ... Student Actor
Isabel Rose Machado ... Becca
Danie O'Donnell Danie O'Donnell ... Tucker
Luis Gabriel Cañas Luis Gabriel Cañas ... Davey
Andrew Wimmer Andrew Wimmer ... John
Diego Suarez Diego Suarez ... Young Benny
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Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving their mothers soon comes to light and threatens to tear them apart. Akron is a moving family drama and a sensitive young adult love story of two young men falling in love in the Midwest and their will to overcome the most painful of truths. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un secret de trop See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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I think we're at a point...
26 August 2018 | by ekebySee all my reviews

...where we have to accept that gay movies can be just mediocre. We've had masterpieces, and we've had the truly bad. Now we're getting mediocre. This is progress, if you take a moment to think about it.

This movie is not good, but I can understand why some people like it. And I can also understand why others hated it. The reviewer who called it a Hallmark type movie is correct. You can see every plot point coming at you a mile away. And while the plot is interesting, the writer/director/whoever can't manage to keep it going for the duration. A for effort, really, but that's not enough.

I have to wonder about the reviewers here who called it the best gay movie ever made, especially the one who cited a number of prestigious titles to prove his point. Maybe his hyperbole is meant to be sarcasm? Otherwise the remark staggers the mind.

We are at a point where there is a market for this kind of movie. Mediocre melodrama. And that's okay. No reason gay people should be denied this kind of thing if they want it. But take the rave reviews here with a grain of salt. Just because it struck the right nerves for some people does not make it a superior piece of filmmaking. It is not.


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