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1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Maxi (Nathan Lopez), a boy on the cusp of his teens, is already comfortable with his homosexual feelings. He dresses in girls' clothing and wears makeup, with nothing but acceptance from his family. When Maxi is assaulted one evening, Victor (JR Valentin), a police officer, comes to his aid. Maxi soon develops a crush on Victor, who shows a platonic affection for the young lad. The unorthodox friendship is strained when Victor's job leads him to Maxi's brothers and father.

Cast: Nathan Lopez , Soliman Cruz , Ping Medina , Bodjie Pascua , JR Valentin , Peter Anthony Tombasa ,

Director: Auraeus Solito

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)

Release Date: January 1st, 2005|1 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews (7)
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  • 60
    Richard James Havis The Hollywood Reporter

    A neatly observed take on Manila street life. Pegged to a gay theme, it works best as a character-driven slice of social realism. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Preteen sexuality is a sensitive subject, but director Auraeus Solito handles it with dignity, never becoming exploitative. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Sophisticated in its ease and spontaneity, it was directed with clarity and rigor by Auraeus Solito from Michiiko Yamamoto's acutely perceptive script. show more

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