Rock Haven Reviews
Actor Sean Hoagland - a straight boy in real life - plays the tender and wholehearted Brady, a devoted servant of the church who experiences an inner yearning for the object of his affection, the pretentious young and hung Clifford, mischievously and effortlessly played by Owen Alabado.
The screenplay is a simple tale, brilliantly told, and magnificently filmed near rural San Francisco. One pivotal scene sent shivers up and down my whole body: where Brady innocently shifts his eyes back and forth, and stares deep into Clifford's eyes.
Add a quiet, yet palpitating performance of fundamentalist mother Marty (Laura Jane Coles) and you have a spiritual tale filled with contradictions and conflict that hits right at the core of every gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individual who has ever attempted to reconcile their religious faith with their sexual orientation.
Kudos should be extended to Director/Writer David Lewis for creating one of the most beautifully colorful tapestries on any movie since [i]Legend[/i]. I have never seen so many varied hues and pastels in my entire cinematic-watching life (no substitute for the fall colors in Upper Michigan or New Hampshire).
You can tell the good ones from the great ones, and Sean, you have the potential to be one of the great ones. You engage the audience with your charisma and you bedazzle with your hot body as well.
The only word that comes to mind to describe it is tedious. The plot is like it was written by a 12-year old who has doubts about his sexuality and the internal battles of the characters are portrayed very poorly. Here is this guy who can tell you whichever passage of the Bible you choose and yet all goes out the window when he meets hot gay stud. And after he's slept with him he remembers it's a sin! Dear Lord. Seriously now.
Maybe one positive I found is the fact that we actually see nudity - full frontal nudity - because most movies only show from the waist above.
A very silly movie, with terrible direction, terrible acting and poor expansion. I didn't believe the romance or the..."love" between two main characters for a second, let alone believe they were meant to be together when they've never really talked but only made out. If I was the hot stud and the guy I liked gave me the Bible to read as a present and kept telling me what I'm doing is an abomination, I swear I'd punch him not kiss him!
I've ranted enough I deem. Just needed to get out of me.