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A four-part anthology film dealing with homosexuality from the young to the old, this feature includes Crush, detailing the budding friendship of a 12-year old girl and a 16-year old boy, who bond over their favorite TV program and musical tastes. The young girl develops a crush on her friend, only to find out that he is gay. When she discovers his interest in another boy around school, she attempts to play matchmaker. The second short, The Mountain King, details a young street hustler who makes a play for a straight man on a deserted beach one afternoon. Through persuasion, the drug-addicted… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Like life ... some experiences are better than others."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Uneven in visual and dramatic quality, are unquestionably sincere in their efforts to examine the sexual and psychological nuances of a range of relationships from adolescence to old age."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"The good stuff is sparse."
‑ Nina Garin, San Diego Union-Tribune
""four recent gay-themed shorts that range from the raunchy to the sweet""
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"'The Mountain King,' about a closeted young man and a hustler at the beach, is the best of the lot in every respect."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"Earnest messages burden the four gay short films collected in Boys to Men."
‑ Caleb Crain, Village Voice
"Why Not Just Stay Home and WatchQueer As Folk? Because the characters in these shorts act like real people. Not a single shiny International Male shirt among them."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"An uneven affair."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"As a whole, the appeal of Boys to Men has more to do with its uncommon subject matter than with its original cinematic qualities."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"A collection as mixed in quality as these things often are."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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