The Conrad Boys (2006)



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The difficult bonds of family and the conflicting emotions of first love come together in this independent drama from writer and director Justin Lo. Charlie (Justin Lo) is a 19-year-old college student whose life is turned upside down when his mother dies. With his father absent for many years, Charlie now has to put his academic pursuits on hold while he looks after his nine-year-old brother, Ben (Boo Boo Stewart). While Charlie doesn't shirk his responsibilities, he feels as if he'd been forced to give up his freedom to follow his dreams, and becomes lonely and isolated from the world. This begins to change when Charlie meets Jordan Rivers (Nick Bartzen), a good-looking and like-minded stranger who is passing through town. As Charlie gets to know Jordan better, he finds himself falling in love for the first time, but their budding relationship causes a crisis when Doug (Barry Shay), Charlie and Ben's father, suddenly returns and insists on taking Ben with him. Will Charlie be forced to choose between his need to protect his brother and his love for Jordan? The Conrad Boys received its world premiere at the 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival.


Justin Lo
as Charlie Conrad
Boo Boo Stewart
as Ben Conrad
Nick Bartzen
as Jordan Rivers
Barry Shay
as Doug Conrad
Nancy Hancock
as Tory Marshall
Katelyn Ann Clark
as Louise Denver
Dorian Frankel
as Evelyn Bridge
Lauren Xerxes
as Suzie Conrad
Bruce Blauer
as Vince Miller
Shane Arenal
as Andy Calhoun
Bart Shattuck
as Mark Poland
Connie Schiro
as Principal Brower
Wesley Stiller
as PJ's Boyfriend
Kristine Arnold
as Party Girl
Mack Don
as English Professor
Eduardo Ricketts Jr.
as Motel Manager
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Critic Reviews for The Conrad Boys

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Blandly earnest drama of a young gay man trying to raise his little brother after they're orphaned plays like an After-School Special...

Jun 22, 2006
Top Critic

The Conrad Boys has moments that play well, but it remains to be seen whether Lo has what it takes to be a successful filmmaker.

Jun 6, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Churlish though it seems to throw daggers at this clearly heartfelt but insipid drama, the naiveté quickly becomes exasperating.

Jun 1, 2006

For a first feature, THE CONRAD BOYS is well-made andengrossing.

Jul 14, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…


Aug 22, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Both very personal and very generic. Along with square camera setups and flat lighting, it has no going subtext except anxiety.

Jun 23, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for The Conrad Boys

What a cheezy movie. The acting was pretty lame but tolerable. The love story was pretty blah but it had a few moments. You can tell this was written by someone way too young and unexperienced in writing. Overly sentimental and never fully explores any of it's plot points. The last half hour was a bit unbelievable and pointless.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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