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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
A chronicle tells of two gay teens in the rural South.

Cast: Stephan Bender , Maximillian Roeg , Randy Wayne , Rooney Mara , Thomas Jay Ryan , Diana Scarwid , Cindy Williamson ,

Director: James Bolton

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Dream Boy (2008)

Release Date: March 26th, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • September 11, 2010 Bedow
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  • May 29, 2009 Loris692
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    Gay themed movies are relatively rare and one should feel lucky to have them at all but still, some are good and some are bad. My guess is that "Dream Boy" was made on a budget that ran-out before the movie was finished and a disjointed ending had to be put together in quick order to wrap it up. "Dream Boy" has its moments with a good performance by Max Roeg as Roy the boy next door to Nathan played by Stephan Bender. Stephen Bender plays Nathan woodenly and I chalk that up to his youth and obvious inexperience as an actor. Some very interesting themes: the boy next store, coming out, gay rape, incest, haunted houses, murderous internalized homophobia, etc., too many, it seems, to fully develop any one single theme in the time allotted. One of the most unusual moments is when father Harland (Thomas Jay Ryan) is talking to Nathan while mother Vivian (Diana Scarwid), in an initially puzzling scene, is sobbing inexplicitly on the stairway banister. We find out later what it is all about but that story line, with the great potential that it has, is simply abandoned for a backpacking trip to the local haunted house. In the haunted house, we see Nathan's father (or do we?), and a murder occurs (or does it?). At the very end we get to choose if the young man on the bus is a ghost (with no special effects) or was it all a dream and he is still alive (or perhaps never existed). Thus the movie, reminiscent of 80s weekly drama "Dallas" where a whole season was just a dream, rightly deserves the name "Dream Boy". Prepare to leave the theater dazed and confused wondering what it is that you ************ or perhaps it was all a dream.

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