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Akron (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | July 2016 (USA)
When David and Christopher, college freshman, meet at a football game and fall in love, a tragic event from the past threatens to tear them apart.




Credited cast:
Edmund Donovan ... Christopher
Matthew Frias ... Benny
Joseph Melendez ... David
Andrea Burns ... Lenora
Cailan Rose ... Julie
Isabel Rose Machado ... Becca
Amy da Luz Amy da Luz ... Carol
Andrew Wimmer Andrew Wimmer ... John
Bryan Parker Bryan Parker ... Student Actor
Diego Suarez Diego Suarez ... Young Benny
Danie O'Donnell Danie O'Donnell ... Tucker
Luis Gabriel Cañas Luis Gabriel Cañas ... Davey
Alexander Mariani Alexander Mariani ... Young Christopher
Emily Patterson Emily Patterson ... Cashier


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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Benny's brother Davey was killed at age 8 according to Lenora but the tombstone Carol went to see has dates 1994 - 2000 which is 6 years. See more »

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Good movie, but....
8 April 2017 | by reggeduserSee all my reviews

The movie has a captivating plot (with an amazing coincidence that is a characteristic of usual Korean dramas). But I couldn't help but feel a backdrop of sermonizing, self-delusion, and undeveloped morality.

It's pretty clear that we are supposed to sympathize with the mother, and later admire her for her forgiveness. But whom is she forgiving, and for what? She is angry at everyone but herself about the tragedy that occurred when by rights she was the person most responsible for it. She was the caretaker of the children that day and I fully expected her to have an epiphany that she was blaming everyone else because she was unable to forgive herself or acknowledge her ultimate blame. But that never came - we were left with her being some sort of hero of forgiveness when the people she forgave never deserved blame in the first place. Forgiveness is an act of condescension, a putting of oneself into a position of judgement. We are supposed to admire her act of self-aggrandizement. The movie ends without any resolution of her guilt and the message that sometimes we just need to forget. A bit of insight by the people involved would have raised the jejune level of human psychology displayed.

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