|Starring:||Michael Urwin, Mark Sands, Russell Higgs, Andrew Ableson, James Dreyfus, David Coffey|
|Directors:||Tom, Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger|
|Run time:||1 hour 22 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A pleasant and enjoyable film for an evening's entertainment.By Bruce M from Oxford, England , 16 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Three gay couples convene at the home of of Paul for his birthday, and six months after his brother's death. The three couples are at different stages in their relationships: You have the three couples: (1) Ben and Paul who have been together for 5 years and just have broken up, (2) Matt and Owen who have been together for 3 months, but with very different likes and dislikes in life, and questions about whether Matt and Own are really suited for each other, and (3) Will and Adam who have just had a one night stand but Will wants it to be more and Adam does not--Adam is much younger (e.g. 20 years old) than Will (?mid 30s), with a naive 'sleep-around with everyone' point of view. Paul, Matt, and Will are long time friends and their interactions are quite interesting, contrasting these interactions with each other (they clearly don't all like each other) and with their 'partners'. Some typical but not overdone vibes going on between the actors.
This film was definitely not done on a high budget, but was very enjoyable none-the-less. I thought it was a sweet and accurate portrayal of gay relationships (sometimes the accuracy was enough to have me cringing in memory with how 'real' it was), with most of the actors and situations very believable.
One thing I liked about the movie is that they did not try to 'resolve' every situation, but as in real life, let some situations just 'hang'.
All in all, an enjoyable evening spent watching this shoestring movie, but accurate none-the-less.
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Don't bother with BoyfriendsBy Oakwoodrich (16 reviews) from Romford , 06 Sep 2012Eeeeek ! Don't both with this, it's a mid-nineties video to dvd production, you can tell it was made on the cheap, terrible acting, terrible scripts, terrible predictability, avoid.
Boyfriends ???By a customer , 05 May 2011Boyfriends?
I wouldn't class any of this lot as friends !!!
Utterly boring and poorly acted.
Don't even bother !!!
A thought provoking filmBy TimmyC (8 reviews) from Brighton , 04 Nov 2010If you want a film to switch off to this possibly isn't it - though some clearly were switched off by it. Disappointment seems to have arisen, so to speak, from its certificate - certainly this is not what most straight 18 cert films are like.
It's thoughtful, engaging, funny and moving. A short story in film form, it achieves what for me is its toughest task - an emotional involvement with the characters. From there it takes us into some view points on what relationships might mean and look like for gay men.
The subject has been filmed now (after a long famine) in a number of ways from the superficial, the pornographic, the sentimental, the heavily analytical (and we sure now how to put the anal, in its many incarnations, desirable and undesirable, into that word).
This film strikes a nice balance: it's neither slick nor abstruse but compassionate - though not lacking in acerbic wit. In my opinion, it still has something of value to say to more recent audiences and film-makers.
AmateurBy a customer from Huddersfield. , 08 May 2010had the feel of 80s gay porn but without the nudity.
some 'This Life' camera work too.
RubishhhhhhhhBy a customer from Peterculter , 09 Apr 2009Is very poor this film, I have never seen such a rubish movie like this. Don't rent it, believe me if you do it you will remember this comment.
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