I enjoyed the atmospheric, thoughtful and sensitive slow pace of thismovie, but the dialog in important parts, and especially during theclimax, was drowned out by some of the worst, most inappropriate,extremely annoying, repetitive, cloying and very loud music I've everheard in a movie soundtrack.<br><br>The dialog volume should have been turned up and the music _way_ downin this movie, and absent altogether in parts where the dialog was ofutmost importance for revealing the plot. As it was, there were partsin which I could only guess what was being murmured because the musicwas deafening by comparison. I almost stopped watching this movie,despite liking the story and characters, specifically because of theawful "background" music that was much too often in the closeforeground. Extremely poor choices regarding the music. Everything elsewas fine.
Drama / Romance
Drama / Romance
Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable. Mom, Dad, and Nathan have moved constantly, town after town, landing, inexplicably, in god-fearing "St. Francesville". Roy (played by the multi-talented Max Roeg), a year older than Nathan, confident and hard-working, drives the bus to their school while a friendship blooms between them into a relationship that is fraught with confusion and yearning. But secrets pick at the relationship, the unspoken rules of their angst-driven interactions unravel as Nathan's world again comes crashing inwards. Tension crescendos as shame and terror, stress and disaster all compete to immobilize and destroy both of their worlds.
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