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House Of Boys (2011)

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A colorful and raw coming-of-age story set in the emerging gay dance club scene of Amsterdam 1984. House of Boys tells the story of Frank, a high school kid who leaves home and falls into the exciting new world of free sex, music and dance. When Frank's new world is suddenly turned upside down, his struggle for courage in face of the unknown gives him a new and deep understanding of the true meaning of love. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Stephen Fry
as Dr. Marsh
Udo Kier
as Madame
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Critic Reviews for House Of Boys

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Against the odds, the indulgent mash-up of sex, old-fashioned corn, romance-novel fantasy and AIDS tragedy is a mostly winning combo.

September 22, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A gay tragedy in three acts and more than a dozen excellent songs, "House of Boys" conveys an emotional honesty that overrides its dated style.

July 28, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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For all its hanging on the details of the boys' heavily eroticized performances and its graphing of the relationships between the young performers, the film is at once too drawn out and underdeveloped.

July 26, 2011 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

[A] sweet natured and showy go-go boys drama.

July 30, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Boxoffice Magazine

The message is everything in this film that one wants to recommend to the young and uneducated in a forgetful age, despite its lack of originality and its dramatic lapses.

July 29, 2011 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

Heteros get their Crazy, Stupid, Love. this weekend, and I guess gay New Yorkers, fresh off their immensely satisfying we-have-arrived nuptials, get their own Crazy, Stupid, Tragedy. as counterprogramming.

July 26, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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