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Vacationland (2006)

Vacationland (2006)





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A homosexual high-school senior coming of age in Bangor, ME attempts to make peace with his sexuality in director Todd Verow's micro-budgeted independent drama. Joe (Brad Hallowell) is a high-school senior who for years has pined for the love of best friend Andrew (Gregory J. Lucas). Unable to adequately express himself to his mother and fearful of her abusive boyfriend, Joe moves into the home of an aging artist to work as part-time caretaker and artist's model. When Joe's female friends figure out that he is more interested in Andrew than he is in the fairer sex, they convince the lovelorn teen to follow his heart. As Joe begins to strike out on his own and make a name for himself in the local gay scene, he is soon confronted with a painful memory from the past that threatens to derail his newfound happiness.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Dwyer, Todd Verow
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On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Bangor Films - Official Site


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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The autobiographical script meanders and the acting never solidifies. Besides, the leads look too old to be in high school -- maybe even college.

August 3, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

A generic coming-of-age movie whose arrival on the scene suggests that the audience for gay indie clunkers is inexhaustible.

Full Review… | August 3, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

... Todd Verow's overstuffed Vacationland promises more than it delivers in just about every sense.

Full Review… | August 2, 2006
Village Voice
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Vacationland remains marred by sluggish script and Verow's inability to either direct actors or cast ones whose thesping ability matches their good looks.

Full Review… | July 26, 2006
Top Critic

Though Verow attended the American Film Institute and has made more than a dozen shorts and features since 1994, his low-budget gay-themed films are characterized by phenomenal indifference to framing, sound quality and performance.

Full Review… | August 3, 2006
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film aspires to the splendor of The Living End and Totally F***ed Up, but Verow's passion and talent, unlike Gregg Araki's, is not equal to his ambition.

Full Review… | July 26, 2006
Slant Magazine

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