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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.


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.

    Jan 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 23, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Watercolors

  • Feb 02, 2010
    READ THIS FIRST: IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED AT THE END OF THE MOVIE DO NOT READ ANY SUMMARIES/DESCRIPTIONS/SYNOPSISES OF THIS MOVIE BEFORE WATCHING IT! I originally was going to give this 3 stars but due to the fact that the ending actually shocked me and I didnt see it coming I gave it a higher rating. Honestly, they did a great job of creating this illusion in my mind as to what the ending would be, and then they pulled the rug out from under me. I was quite shocked. It made perfect sense though. The movie was sweet, nothing particularly original but still beautiful. There were some scenes that were quite artistic. I'm not refering to the fact that the main character is an artist. No, there was this one scene for instance where the two leads are inside and suddenly it's raining buckets, inside...they get covered in water and rain droplets and so does everything around them. However, the candles stay lit and in reality they are inside and there is no rain at all. I can't really say I understand the purpose of that, but it was quite beautiful nonetheless. At the start I thought I loved Tye Olsen's acting and his role but towards the end it lost its touch for me. He still is a sweetheart though. In conclusion, it met my expectations and in a way surpassed them by surprising me with the ending. However you will not be surprised if you read the summary of the movie first because it ruins the surprise. What did this movie teach me? Sometimes it's good to go into a movie without reading the description, it makes things more unexpected.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2010
    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 L Super Reviewer

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