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Get Real

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Get Real

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
110 minutes
performer:
Brad Gorton, Ben Silverstone
director:
Simon Shore
distributor:
Paramount Classics
genre:
Romance, Comedy, Gay and Lesbian

We gave it a B-

After 16-year-old Steven (Silverstone) hooks up with track-team Adonis John (Gorton), they struggle to hide their secret sexual awakening amid rumors that there might be — gasp! — gay teens at their prim Brit prep school. Parents are shocked, students are scandalized, and we’re mildly entertained as this sweet, well-acted affair hurtles toward its indie-afterschool-special ”gay is okay” conclusion.

Reel Goodies
(0:02) The credits have barely finished rolling as Steven’s sexuality is revealed, George Michael-style, via a public-bathroom tryst.

The Last Detail
Silverstone also appeared in Adrian Lyne’s Lolita as a young Humbert Humbert.

B-

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