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Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 14 May 2009 (Germany)
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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Director:

Tom Gustafson

Writers:

Cory Krueckeberg (as Cory James Krueckeberg), Tom Gustafson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanner Cohen ... Timothy
Wendy Robie ... Ms. Tebbit
Judy McLane ... Donna
Zelda Williams ... Frankie
Jill Larson ... Nora Bellinger
Ricky Goldman ... Max
Nathaniel David Becker ... Jonathon
Christian Stolte ... Coach Driskill
David Darlow David Darlow ... Dr. Lawrence Bellinger
Parker Croft ... Cooper
Brad Bukauskas ... Cole
Reid Dawson Reid Dawson ... Russ
Alexander Aguilar Alexander Aguilar ... Taylor
Yoni Solomon Yoni Solomon ... Bradley
Colleen Skemp Colleen Skemp ... Becky
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If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way. After his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he stumbles upon a recipe hidden within the script to create the play's magical, purple love-pansy. Armed with the pansy, Timothy's fading spirit soars as he puckishly imposes a new reality by turning much of his narrow-minded town gay, beginning with the rugby-jock of his dreams. Ensnaring family, friends and enemies in this chaos, Timothy forces them to walk a mile in his musical shoes. The course of true love never did run smooth; it's a bumpy ride. Written by Anonymous

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A musical dream come true.


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Goofs

In the scene from All Things Shall Be Peace, as the characters and Ms. Tebbit are under the tree, Cole (in the gray shirt) is standing behind Ms. Tebbit and Donna. In the next shot, Cole is kneeling in front of them. In the next shot Cole is standing behind them again. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Tebbit: Free will must be restored.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.23 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Gay
Music by Jessica Fogle
Lyrics by Cory Krueckeberg
Performed by Zelda Williams
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A first-rate and altogether engaging film.
30 May 2008 | by davidgarnesSee all my reviews

Though it may be labeled as a gay/lesbian film, this is a witty and lovely takeoff on "A Midsummer's Night Dream." The acting by all the principals, particularly by appealing lead Tanner Cohen, Judy McKane as his mother, and Wendy Robie as the school drama teacher, is first-rate. The art direction, music and especially the cinematography help create a magical quality as the story enters the realm of Midsummer fantasy. Director Thomas Gustafson skilfully develops believable characters, manages complicated plot twists, and never loses the thread of "what if" that is essential to a retelling of Shakespeare's timeless story. Like the characters, you'll be enchanted by this small-budget but high-quality film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fairies: A Musical Dream Come True See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$864, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$123,789

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,789
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