Alex, high school class president, nerd and a straight A student, has been dating Claire a long time. They decide to sleep together but then he meets a gay guy and he's confused.

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Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson

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Michael Abela Michael Abela ... Personal Story
Brendan Archer Brendan Archer ... Personal Story
Joshua Barragan Joshua Barragan ... Personal Story
Kai Wes ... Personal Story (as Kai Bigwood)
Bradley Birkholz Bradley Birkholz ... Personal Story
Von Bowen Von Bowen ... Personal Story (as Von Dell Bowen)
Christian A. Brock Christian A. Brock ... Personal Story
Travis Bryant Travis Bryant ... Personal Story
Kimberly Butler Kimberly Butler ... Personal Story
Regan Campbell Regan Campbell ... Personal Story
Andrew Carter Andrew Carter ... Personal Story
Lennon Cihak Lennon Cihak ... Personal Story
Cody Cochran Cody Cochran ... Personal Story
Nathan D. Conrad Nathan D. Conrad ... Personal Story
Steven D'Amico Steven D'Amico ... Personal Story
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Storyline

Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him - and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual exploration, kicking off a hilarious and moving adventure of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. Written and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, Wilson), produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.

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Love can be confusing.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Daniel Doheny (Alex) and Antonio Marziale (Elliot) previously appeared in an episode of Supernatural (2005) together. See more »

Quotes

Elliot: What I don't get is... How do you know if you're like a good person?
Alex: I feel like if you're asking yourself that question, you're probably a good person. At least you're trying.
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Crazy Credits

Right before the credits, Alex is seen telling people on the internet that he is gay. He is then accompanied by clips of real life people coming out. One of the notable clips is of popular YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen, a beauty guru, whose video garnered over 17 million views. See more »

Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Bass Real Big
Written by Alex Botwin
Performed by Alex Botwin (as Paper Diamond) feat. Ms Williams
Courtesy of Fool's Gold Records
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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Queer cinema meets John Hughes
9 June 2018 | by lsmith-561-540598See all my reviews

I admit, this movie won me over. The first 10 minutes feel a bit cheesy, but, the tone quickly evens out and it just gets better and better, all the way to the end. Amazing and realistic performances; Alex is incredibly charming and Dell is hilarious! The music is great, hope they release a soundtrack! My one criticism is that Alex and Elliott don't get to spend more time together. Sequel? Anyway, ignore the hater reviews and treat yourself to a fun movie!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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