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Dream Boy (2008)

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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

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James Bolton

Writers:

James Bolton, Jim Grimsley (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephan Bender ... Nathan Davies
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Harland Davies
Diana Scarwid ... Vivian Davies
Tom Gilroy ... Preacher John
Maximillian Roeg ... Roy (as Max Roeg)
Randy Wayne ... Burke
Owen Beckman ... Randy
Rooney Mara ... Evelyn (as Tricia Mara)
Rickie Lee Jones ... Roy's Mother
Nick Ericson Nick Ericson ... Brother Will
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Storyline

Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable. Mom, Dad, and Nathan have moved constantly, town after town, landing, inexplicably, in god-fearing "St. Francesville". Roy (played by the multi-talented Max Roeg), a year older than Nathan, confident and hard-working, drives the bus to their school while a friendship blooms between them into a relationship that is fraught with confusion and yearning. But secrets pick at the relationship, the unspoken rules of their angst-driven interactions unravel as Nathan's world again comes crashing inwards. Tension crescendos as shame and terror, stress and disaster all compete to immobilize and destroy both of their worlds. Written by Christopher Panoply

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kluk snu See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,243, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$6,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,534
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, director James Bolton wanted to shoot the film in Portland, Oregon, but budget limitations caused Louisiana to be chosen instead. See more »

Goofs

When Roy is in the barn with Nathan he puts a crate of jars onto a shelf, above Nathan's head. He stops to mention going on a camping trip to Nathan. Next you see him putting one of two sacks, which were on the ground moments ago, up onto that high shelf. The second one is up there already and the crate of jars is now pushed neatly to the left. See more »

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Written and performed by Richard Buckner
Mixed by Jon Marshall Smith
Published by Richard Buckner (BMI) administered by Bug
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Very Nice Movie Spoiled by Overbearing Music Soundtrack
15 September 2013 | by xscdSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the atmospheric, thoughtful and sensitive slow pace of this movie, but the dialog in important parts, and especially during the climax, was drowned out by some of the worst, most inappropriate, extremely annoying, repetitive, cloying and very loud music I've ever heard in a movie soundtrack.

The dialog volume should have been turned up and the music _way_ down in this movie, and absent altogether in parts where the dialog was of utmost importance for revealing the plot. As it was, there were parts in which I could only guess what was being murmured because the music was deafening by comparison. I almost stopped watching this movie, despite liking the story and characters, specifically because of the awful "background" music that was much too often in the close foreground. Extremely poor choices regarding the music. Everything else was fine.


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