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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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Credited cast:
Edmund Donovan ... Christopher
Joseph Melendez ... David
Matthew Frias ... Benny
Andrea Burns ... Lenora
Cailan Rose ... Julie
Isabel Rose Machado ... Becca
Amy da Luz Amy da Luz ... Carol
Diego Suarez Diego Suarez ... Young Benny
Alexander Mariani Alexander Mariani ... Young Christopher
Emily Patterson Emily Patterson ... Cashier
Andrew Wimmer Andrew Wimmer ... John
Danie O'Donnell Danie O'Donnell ... Tucker
Bryan Parker Bryan Parker ... Student Actor
Luis Gabriel Cañas Luis Gabriel Cañas ... Davey
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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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When first seen, Benny and his mom and brother are going into the store. Christopher and his mother are checking out. Then they drive out of the parking lot and hit Benny's brother. Benny's family should still have been shopping when Christopher's family drove out of the lot. See more »

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Drama For Drama's Sake + Gay Guys
27 October 2017 | by meaninglessbarkSee all my reviews

If you like made for Hallmark and Lifetime type dramas Akron would be a good pick. If you like more meaningful and well crafted films, skip it.

The actors are all pretty good though the moms skew towards TV melodrama characters. The rest of the film's construction is really pedestrian.

Even thought the film is bland and the story amateurish it was nice to see a film with gay characters that wasn't about them being gay and especially nice to see a non-caucasian gay male character (though he is, of course, very attractive).


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July 2016 (USA) See more »

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