Watercolors (2010)





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Upon arriving at the opening of his first New York City exhibition, a gifted young artist finds his memories drifting back to his relationship with his first love, and attempts to use the lessons he learned as a young boy to save his relationship with his current lover. As an adolescent struggling to find his place in the world, emerging artist Danny (Tye Olson) fell hopelessly in love with handsome athlete Carter (Kyle Clare). Despite the fact that the relationship simply wasn't meant to be, something positive did come of the situation. Danny learned to harness his heartbreak and turn it into creativity thanks to the encouragement of his free-spirited art teacher, Mrs. Martin, his physically disabled best-friend, Andy, and his mother, Miriam -- a recovering alcoholic. Now, just as Danny begins to find success on the New York art scene, his relationship with current lover Allan seems caught at a crossroads. If Danny can keep his promise never to paint the boy again there is still hope for the troubled couple, but sometimes the only way for Danny to overcome his emotions is to pick up a paintbrush and allow his art to come naturally.
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Tye Olson
as Danny
Kyle Clare
as Carter
Casey Kramer
as Miriam
Greg Louganis
as Coach Brown
Karen Black
as Mrs. Martin
Ian Rhodes
as Older Danny
David Schroeder
as Principal
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Critic Reviews for Watercolors

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

This modest movie, with a side plot that looks unblinkingly at gay-bashing among high school students, deserves to attract crossover customers.

Full Review… | January 22, 2010
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 18, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

Reminiscent of the superior, 1999 British film "Get Real"...To "Watercolors" detriment, (writer-director) Oliveras turns up the angst and minimizes the humor in tale of conflicted boy-love.

Full Review… | January 23, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Watercolors


Unnecessary prolepsis gives us an insight into an adult Danny but the action ends on a note of annoyance rather than romanticism - encapsulating the film as a whole.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Good to finally see a well-done 'gay' independent film. And hey Karen Black and Greg Louganis are in it. Reason enough.

Peter Gula
Peter Gula

It may feel like a made-for-tv movie, but this romantic drama about a young high school artist who falls in love with a troubled, closeted jock is a sweet, entertaining little film despite its technical and structural shortcomings.

Matthew Lucas
Matthew Lucas

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