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Get Real (1998)

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

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Cast

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Storyline

This tenderly romantic film tells the story of Steve, a young boy in a at secondary school, as he struggles with coming out and falling in love with John, the top athlete at school - who, amazingly, falls in love with him as well.

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Boy meets boy. Boy likes boy. Boy, oh, boy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comme un garçon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$54,254 (USA) (2 May 1999)

Gross:

$1,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on location at The Vyne Community School in Basingstoke See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the school newspaper office, when Mark discovers the anonymous article "Get Real", he reads aloud from the article: "The assumption that your children are heterosexual may be causing them pain." The close-up on the computer screen shows that sentence as: "The assumption that your children are heterosexual may be destroying their lives." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steven Carter: I came late to sex. I was nearly ten. That's when my friend Mark Watkins told me how babies were made.
Young Steve: Really? Are you sure?
Young Mark: Yeah. Honest. I saw it on one of my dad's videos.
Steven Carter: For over a year after that I thought babies were made when two women tied a man to a bed and covered his willy with ice cream.
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Connections

Spoofed in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Real Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by Münchner Symphoniker (as The Munich Symphony Orchestra)
Graphite Films
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A real, true-to-life movie of acknowledging ones homosexuality.
21 July 2004 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

A move that hits the heart in so many places. Two teenagers, one knowing of his homosexuality, and one refusing it. This is a move that I think everyone should watch. It opens up ones' mind into the complications and implications involved with the entire circle around someone who is gay. Mostly it provides an understanding into the pain and confusion one faces when they are gay. This movie will stick with me forever, and no doubt moved up to my top favorite movie of all time because of its similarity with my life and my own homosexuality. The actors, especially Brad Gorton, aren't that bad either :) He's a terrific actor with an incredible capability for realism.


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