Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Nolan Mack is sixty, married, a literature professor, and well-regarded and leads a quiet uneventful. One night, as he drives home, he nearly runs into a hustler. Sorry for what might have happened, Nolan starts a conversation with the young man named Leo and ends up in a hotel room; not for sex - the older man has fallen in love with the young man. Having realised he was gay since age of twelve, Nolan's never been able to express his sexual orientation and Leo happens to crystallize his feelings and desires. But what extent will it affect his married life and professional career?Written by
The script was originally titled, "Santa Monica Boulevard". See more »
When Nolan and Leo are eating dinner at the restaurant Nolan lifts his glass of wine by the bowl to take a sip. Next, we see Nolan from behind holding the glass by the stem while taking the same sip. See more »
This film tells the story of a seemingly happy sixty year old man, with a decent job and a lovely wife. A random encounter makes him reevaluate his life priorities, and he decides to shred his lies and lives the life he really wants.
As one of Robin Williams' final films, I'm so glad that "Boulevard" shines in just about every aspect, namely Robin Williams' performance, the plot and the brilliant production. The story is subtle but perfectly portrays the complex psychological battle that Nolan goes through. He's a man who is lonely, and yet he seeks attention from the wrong person, as in a person whose love is for rent. The final showdown between Nolan and Joy is very touching, because I feel for both Nolan and Joy.
"Boulevard" tells a very engaging story about a man finally coming to terms with his inner turmoil. I hope more people will have a chance to watch it, because Nolan's story is actually not uncommon in real life.
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