The Conrad Boys (2006)
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The difficult bonds of family and the conflicting emotions of first love come together in this independent drama from writer and director Justin Lo. Charlie (Justin Lo) is a 19-year-old college student whose life is turned upside down when his mother dies. With his father absent for many years, Charlie now has to put his academic pursuits on hold while he looks after his nine-year-old brother, Ben (Boo Boo Stewart). While Charlie doesn't shirk his responsibilities, he feels as if he'd been
Jun 2, 2006 Wide
Aug 15, 2006
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Blandly earnest drama of a young gay man trying to raise his little brother after they're orphaned plays like an After-School Special...
The Conrad Boys has moments that play well, but it remains to be seen whether Lo has what it takes to be a successful filmmaker.
Churlish though it seems to throw daggers at this clearly heartfelt but insipid drama, the naiveté quickly becomes exasperating.
Both very personal and very generic. Along with square camera setups and flat lighting, it has no going subtext except anxiety.
Somehow, though, the story remains oddly compelling; unlike many first-time directors, Lo isn't over-indulgent and keeps the story tight.
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