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Geography Club (2013)

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At Goodkind High School, a group of students with varying sexual orientations form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences.

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Gary Entin

Writers:

Edmund Entin (screenplay), Brent Hartinger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Deane Stewart ... Russell Middlebrook
Justin Deeley ... Kevin Land
Meaghan Martin ... Trish
Wesley Eure ... Mr. Kaplan
Andrew Caldwell ... Gunnar
Ally Maki ... Min
Teo Olivares Teo Olivares ... Brian Bund
Allie Gonino ... Kimberly
Jake DuPree Jake DuPree ... Fey Young Man
Edward Hong ... Skins Team Member #1
Troy Hatt ... Skins Team Member #2
Dexter Darden ... Jared Sharp
Grant Harvey ... Nolan Lockwood
Ana Gasteyer ... Mrs. Toles
Alex Newell ... Ike
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"GEOGRAPHY CLUB" is based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling critically acclaimed novel: "What am I looking for?" asks 16-year old Russell Middlebrook of himself as he heads off on his newest adventure. Russell is still going on dates with girls, while Kevin will do anything to prevent his football teammates from finding out what he is concealing, Min and Terese tell everyone they're really just good friends, and Ike can't figure out who he is or what he wants to be. But the truth is too hard to hide - at least from each other - so they form the Geography Club. Nobody else will discover the truth about them as no other students in their right minds would ever join a club that sounds so boring. Their secrets will be safe from classmates. But are they? "Geography Club" is a smart, fast, moving and funny account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams and values and not merely live out their parents' desires and ambitions. Russell, Kevin, Min, Terese... Written by Edmund Entin

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They formed a club they thought nobody would join...

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality and bullying, sexual content including references, language, and teen drinking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Clube de Geografia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Russell: Either we're in a relationship or we're not.
Kevin: Why does it have to be that way?
Russell: It just does.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Unlikely but immensely watchable movie about being gay and closeted at school.
8 August 2015 | by david-3165See all my reviews

You can tell from the opening scene what type of movie this is going to be and I didn't mind one bit. The handsome school jock is closeted and finding it difficult to hook up with anyone until he meets another closeted high school jock. A small group of nerdy types regularly hold meetings in a school classroom under the guise of a Geography Club, knowing such a group would surely be ignored by the rest of school. Of course they are the local gay kids hiding behind the sign. The handsome jock stumbles upon the club and is convinced to join.

I think the holding power of this movie is the lead character played by Cameron Deane Stewart. He is very good in this role, very likable and very handsome. The story line is fairly slim on drama but the movie does redeem itself in the closing scenes. I must say I went in to this movie not excepting a lot and came our surprised enough to write this review and to say give it a go. Also look out for the cool cameo by Scott Bakula (Qantam Leap and later playing gay in Looking), in a very uplifting and rewarding scene around the family dinner table.


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