Dream Boy
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Shy teenager Nathan and his family have moved from one town to another trying to escape the domestic disintegration within their own home. Roy and his family live a quiet life on a farm. When Nathan moves in next door to charismatic Roy, the boys strike up a friendship as high school study partners. Their strong emotional bond soon takes a natural turn toward physical passion, a secret they must hide from those around them in the backwoods rural community ... A haunting and mythical tale of first love, DREAM BOY is adapted from Jim Grimsley's heartbreaking novel. --© Regent

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pretty to look at but dismayingly obvious, as in the shot of a wall-mounted crucifix gazing sorrowfully down on an incestuous struggle."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The film evokes tension right from the start as the viewer waits for violence to rear its head; it eventually does, in ways expected and not."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"While I'm generally over coming-of-age stories at my curmudgeonly middle age, I discovered "Dream Boy" to be surprising and genuinely affecting."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
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