• Released
  • December 14, 2001
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • Drama
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Director Bolton could easily have exploited the film's unsettling issues, but he takes a nonsensationalized approach that leaves viewers to...
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Sometimes spare to a fault (especially scriptwise), low-key effort nonetheless holds attention with its naturalistic, nonsensationalized...
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50

Chicago Reader

By Ted Shen
One of the film's most poignant moments comes when he and his father discuss his compulsive attraction to young boys.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Few people will be able to go along with Bolton's point of view regarding relationships between adults and underage youths, but there's no...
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40

New Times (L.A.)

By David Ehrenstein
Few things are quite as frustrating as a film that chooses a highly controversial subject then proceeds to give it the kid-glove treatment....
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's always admirable when a director decides to make a risky film. On the other hand, it's not quite as commendable to also make a boring...
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30

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Earnest but unenlightening drama.
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30

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Drab and muddled romance.
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20

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
The picture is so predictable that the bad acting becomes a distraction.
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0

Portland Oregonian

By Kim Morgan
May be the most boring film about forbidden love ever made. Unspectacularly shot on video, terribly scripted, with zombie-like acting that...
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