TLA Releasing | Release Date: May 6, 2005
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Universal acclaim based on 103 Ratings
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IanM.Jun 12, 2005
I agree with Nick M. that the obviousness of the movie's structure is a disappointment. Because the audience knows everything pretty much from the beginning, the one boy's quest to solve his UFO memories seems pointless in dramatic I agree with Nick M. that the obviousness of the movie's structure is a disappointment. Because the audience knows everything pretty much from the beginning, the one boy's quest to solve his UFO memories seems pointless in dramatic terms. We know the truth even if he doesn't, so why do we have to spend so much time watching him follow totally false leads? The film also skirts right around the provocative idea that the other boy is in fact attracted to the coach and dreams of being seduced by him. It brings up the idea early on, then forgets about it for the remainder of the movie. I did like the film overall, primarily for the mood and performances, but I think many people are finding more in it than is actually there simply because it deals fairly overtly with a controversial subject. The problem for me is that it takes an extremely conventional, and conservative, stand that's little different from the typical LIfetime for Women movie. In the end it is not particularly complex or profound, though its style makes it seem as if it is. Expand
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MattNov 30, 2005
Well-acted and shot, if not the most involving movie experience. Ian M is spot on
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NickM.May 6, 2005
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RitB.Jul 19, 2005
This is a difficult movie to watch because of the subject matter and because the acting is so well done it will draw you into the world of child molestation and male prostitutes. I felt like I needed a shower after seeing this movie --- This is a difficult movie to watch because of the subject matter and because the acting is so well done it will draw you into the world of child molestation and male prostitutes. I felt like I needed a shower after seeing this movie --- maybe that's a compliment because it illustrates the ability of the movie to make the viewer relate to what is happening. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way from his days of playing an alien on 3rd Rock From the Sun. In this movie he is very believable as a soul-dead, teen hustler who lost the ability to feel or relate to others on anything other than a physical level. He has not aged since his days on 3rd Rock. According to the IMDB his age is 24 yet he doesn't look a day over 14. That's downright creepy. Expand
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