Boys Life 4: Four Play
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The fourth entry in the Boys Life series collects another set of gay-themed indie shorts from Strand Releasing. Executive produced by series creator Brian Sloan, this release consists of four short films each shot on digital video. Directed by Phillip J. Bartell, L.T.R. is a mockumentary about a young relationship. Directed by Alan Brown, O Beautiful is a drama about gay bashing in high school. Directed by Eric Mueller, This Car Up is about the romance between a bike messenger and a lawyer. Directed by Brian Sloan, Bumping Heads is a comedy about a couple of club kids who end up in the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Each segment ... is polished, succinctly developed and well-acted."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Requires only four titles for its 87-minute running time, a sign of how much more substantial and ambitious work in the field has become."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"The Boys Life series has always been a little about wish fulfillment."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Far less concerned with coming out and homophobia than previous entries in this series of gay-themed shorts, the best films in this collection offer fresh takes on a universal subject: the vagaries of modern romance."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Well-rounded collection of gay-themed shorts."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Mixed bag."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"Unfortunately not one of the stronger outings in this compilation series of gay short films"
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Features a quartet of efforts more reflective of the filmmakers' career aspirations than of a desire for meaningful expression."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"While Strand's gay-shorts series took a tentative step toward maturity with 2000's Boys Life 3, this fourth anthology represents a full-blown regression."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"If the fourth installment of the popular Boys Life films is any indication, there's not much life left in this anthology series."
‑ , E! Online
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