Edge of Seventeen (1999)
Set in the throes of 1984, this gay coming-of-age story focuses on Eric, a 17-year-old boy living in a small town in Ohio. Getting a summer job, he meets Rod. A puppy-love infatuation begins as Eric realizes that if he's falling in love with a man, he must be gay.
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Critic Reviews for Edge of Seventeen
This film deals honestly with the difficulties of coming out in high school.
Audience Reviews for Edge of Seventeen
I'm a huge fan of gay romance (no idea why, I can't stand straight romance), but I didn't particularly like it. The acting was fine, and there was awesome music (Yazoo, Bronski Beat etc = yay), but it was just boring.More
I really thought I was gonna hate this movie but I actually thought it was pretty good. A lot of the criticisms I noticed has to do with stupid choices that the Eric character makes but maybe they don't remember what it's like to be 17. He's pretty much an innocent dork that gets caught up in what he believes to be love but is actually just sex. From there it's a lot of confusion for him. Maybe it's not groundbreaking but the acting was pretty good for a low-budget gay movie. B+More
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