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Poster Boy (2006)



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The closeted, college-aged son of a conservative right-wing senator known as "The Nazi from North Carolina" finds his conscience tested when his tyrannical father attempts to use him to get the young vote in a heated political drama from director Zac Tucker. Henry (Matt Newton) doesn't agree with his father's views, and he certainly hasn't revealed his true sexuality to the man known for his vehement, anti-homosexual views. But now the unsuspecting senator (Michael Lerner) is on the campaign trail, and in order to win the upcoming elections he'll need to secure the young vote. Now, as the senator attempts to persuade his hesitant son to help make that happen, Henry is simultaneously seduced by a staunch gay activist named Anthony (Jack Noseworthy), who is secretly planning on outing Henry in a clandestine bid to destroy the senator's blueblood reputation amongst red state voters.more
Rating: R (for language and some sexual content/nudity)
Genre: Drama, Television, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ryan Shiraki, Lecia Rosenthal, Trevor Ristow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Regent Releasing - Official Site

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Matt Newton
as Henry Kray
Michael Lerner
as Jack Kray
Karen Allen
as Eunice Kray
Ian Reed Kesler
as Skip Franklin
Steve Sheffler
as Journalist
Amanda Kaplan
as Sally Ray
Sheff Stevens
as Jack Brauer
Lee Andrew Page
as Audience Member
André Vippolis
as Supporting
Neal Huff
as Marcus
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Critic Reviews for Poster Boy

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12)

While the movie's discussion points certainly rank on par with those political thrillers, there's not enough substance for the movie to succeed on its own merits, a point underscored by posters selling the movie on Newton's perfectly airbrushed chest.

Full Review… | September 15, 2006
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A polemic masquerading as a movie, Poster Boy unspools like a humorless lecture on right-wing homophobia.

August 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Although audiences will admire the film's do-it-yourself energy and commitment, Poster Boy finally collapses of its own contrived weight, deflating just when it should soar into madcap -- or at least thoughtful -- satire.

Full Review… | August 25, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act.

Full Review… | August 25, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Some clunky writing and a distracting subplot limit the effectiveness of this ambitious low-budget indie.

Full Review… | August 18, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Poster Boy is a muddled coming-out movie that, for no good reason, unfolds flashback style as Henry tells his story to a sleazy newspaper reporter.

August 18, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Poster Boy

Sadly, the poster is the best thing about this movie. Low quality film, awful lighting, unappealing characters and almost nonexistent sound editing make this film hard to watch. The film thinks it's more profound than it is and comes off like the brainiac you knew in junior high lecturing you for 90-plus minutes on his thoughts about unremarkable topics.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

This movie tries too hard to be "artsy" and the story gets lost in that process. It is really good compared to most gay movies. Several characters are just almost unbearable!

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

It's accidentally I saw this movie... I just want to saw more movies about political, an one of my friends told me this movie was good.. But now I want to tell it to my friend : What an unworthy movie!!!

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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