Boys Life 4: Four Play

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The fourth entry in the Boys Life series collects another set of gay-themed indie shorts from Strand Releasing. Executive produced by series creator Brian Sloan, this release consists of four short films each shot on digital video. Directed by Phillip J. Bartell, L.T.R. is a mockumentary about a young relationship. Directed by Alan Brown, O Beautiful is a drama about gay bashing in high school. Directed by Eric Mueller, This Car Up is about the romance between a bike messenger and a lawyer. Directed by Brian Sloan, Bumping Heads is a comedy about a couple of club kids who end up in the hospital.


Critic Reviews for Boys Life 4: Four Play

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

  • Each segment ... is polished, succinctly developed and well-acted.

    Aug 8, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Well-rounded collection of gay-themed shorts.

    Aug 7, 2003 | Full Review…
  • Features a quartet of efforts more reflective of the filmmakers' career aspirations than of a desire for meaningful expression.

    Aug 5, 2003
  • Requires only four titles for its 87-minute running time, a sign of how much more substantial and ambitious work in the field has become.

    Jul 31, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • Mixed bag.

    Jul 31, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

    Gene Seymour

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  • While Strand's gay-shorts series took a tentative step toward maturity with 2000's Boys Life 3, this fourth anthology represents a full-blown regression.

    Jul 29, 2003

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