Dream Boy (2010)

Dream Boy

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Shy teenager Nathan and his family have moved from one town to another trying to escape the domestic disintegration within their own home. Roy and his family live a quiet life on a farm. When Nathan moves in next door to charismatic Roy, the boys strike up a friendship as high school study partners. Their strong emotional bond soon takes a natural turn toward physical passion, a secret they must hide from those around them in the backwoods rural community ... A haunting and mythical tale of … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens.)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Jim Grimsley, James Bolton
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Regent Releasing - Official Site

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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Pretty to look at but dismayingly obvious, as in the shot of a wall-mounted crucifix gazing sorrowfully down on an incestuous struggle.

March 26, 2010
New York Times
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The film evokes tension right from the start as the viewer waits for violence to rear its head; it eventually does, in ways expected and not.

Full Review… | March 24, 2010
Village Voice
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While I'm generally over coming-of-age stories at my curmudgeonly middle age, I discovered "Dream Boy" to be surprising and genuinely affecting.

Full Review… | April 2, 2010
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