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Handsome Devil (2016)

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Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

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John Butler

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John Butler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fionn O'Shea ... Ned Roche
Ardal O'Hanlon ... Donal Roche
Amy Huberman ... Natalie Roche
Ruairi O'Connor ... Weasel
Dick O'Leary Dick O'Leary ... Mr. Fottrell
Hugh O'Conor ... Sex Instructor
Patrick McDonnell Patrick McDonnell ... Fr. Flakey
Ian Downey Ian Downey ... Porn Bomb Thrower
Mark Doherty ... Mr Cunningham
Michael McElhatton ... Walter Curly
Andrew Scott ... Dan Sherry
Moe Dunford ... Pascal O'Keeffe
Norma Sheahan Norma Sheahan ... Lindy Masters
Nicholas Galitzine ... Conor Masters
Daniel Codd Daniel Codd ... Kennedy - Bin Boy
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Storyline

Two underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school eventually and unexpectedly bond, one a social outcast, the other a star rugby player. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys' friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay. Written by statmanjeff

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Follow the crowd, or follow your heart.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Certain scenes in the film were shot in Castleknock College, an Irish rugby school in itself. See more »

Goofs

When Conor and Mr Sherry travel by train back to the school, it goes from night to morning and back to night when they arrive at the school despite it only being a short journey. See more »

Quotes

Dan Sherry: [if] You spend your whole life being someone else, WHO'S GONNA BE YOU?
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Thirteen
Written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell (as Christopher Bell)
Performed by Big Star
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Dead Poets Society remake with a slightly different spin
22 June 2017 | by bdivjak-90-776050See all my reviews

I loved the movie. The only reason it's not a 10/10 is that it's way too similar to the Dead Poets Society. Same English teacher with his unorthodox pedagogy, same sports vs. arts dilemmas, except this time the characters are openly gay and that adds a dimension.

It's equally moving, with the same twist of pupils taking sides, which is the climax of the movie. The acting is great too. I wouldn't be surprised if 5-10 years down the road we see some of these same faces playing in the top gear movies, running for the top prizes. Certainly worth watching - it's not just a coming out of age and a coming out of closet movie, but also a touching young folks' drama set up in a realistic environment. Great piece!


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Handsome Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Castleknock College, Ireland

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Budget:

EUR1,055,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,391
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2.35 : 1
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