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Dream Boy (2008)

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

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Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable.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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Rated R for sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,243 (USA) (28 March 2010)

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$6,319 (USA) (27 June 2010)
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Originally, director James Bolton wanted to shoot the film in Portland, Oregon, but budget limitations caused Louisiana to be chosen instead. See more »

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The story is set in the 1970s, but the car shown in the opening scenes is a Buick Roadmaster station wagon, which was produced from 1991 to 1996. Also, the refrigerator shown is a modern model, not one from the 70s. See more »

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Written and performed by Richard Buckner
Vocals by Patty Griffin and Richard Buckner
Additional recording by Craig Ross
Mixed by Jon Marshall Smith
Published by Richard Buckner (BMI) administered by Bug
Patty Griffin appears courtesy of ATO Records
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Very Nice Movie Spoiled by Overbearing Music Soundtrack
15 September 2013 | by (New Mexico, United States) – See 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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