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'Boulevard': EW review

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Boulevard

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/10/15
performer:
Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker
director:
Dito Montiel
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

There’s a heavy cloak of melancholy that hangs over the latest indie from Dito Montiel, director of 2006’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. It mostly stems from the fact that the film features Robin Williams’ final dramatic performance, but it also has to do with his character: a closeted gay man who, at 60, finally acts on his yearnings with a young street hustler (Roberto Aguire) and destroys the quiet order he’s built during a life of denial. Williams summons a low-simmering sadness in a bittersweet turn that makes you rue all the roles we’ll never get to see him play. B