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Preachy and humorless, Eban and Charley shocks only by the quality of its numbing solipsism.
There's not enough judgment being rendered by the filmmaker, who seems happy enough to portray his movie's relationship sympathetically because, after all, these things happen.
Might best be described as preaching to a sparse congregation, or else Mr. Bolton is simply out to bore people into submission.
Bolton could easily have exploited the film's unsettling issues, but he takes a nonsensationalized approach that leaves viewers to decide the moral questions for themselves.
Few people will be able to go along with Bolton's point of view regarding relationships between adults and underage youths, but there's no denying the writer-director, in his feature debut, has avoided sensationalism in telling this story.
May be the most boring film about forbidden love ever made.
Andrade has a tremulous, faun-like quality which rings true, and Fellows succeeds in making you eventually sympathize with Eban's tortured soul.
[Bolton] undermines his own carefully balanced presentation of the situation by making 29-year-old Eban (Brent Fellows) so creepy.
Few things are quite as frustrating as a film that chooses a highly controversial subject then proceeds to give it the kid-glove treatment.
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