The Conrad Boys
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The Conrad Boys
The difficult bonds of family and the conflicting emotions of first love come together in this independent drama from writer and director Justin Lo. Charlie (Justin Lo) is a 19-year-old college student whose life is turned upside down when his mother dies. With his father absent for many years, Charlie now has to put his academic pursuits on hold while he looks after his nine-year-old brother, Ben (Boo Boo Stewart). While Charlie doesn't shirk his responsibilities, he feels as if he'd been forced to give up his freedom to follow his dreams, and becomes lonely and isolated from the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Blandly earnest drama of a young gay man trying to raise his little brother after they're orphaned plays like an After-School Special..."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"For a first feature, THE CONRAD BOYS is well-made andengrossing."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Somehow, though, the story remains oddly compelling; unlike many first-time directors, Lo isn't over-indulgent and keeps the story tight."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson,
"The Conrad Boys has moments that play well, but it remains to be seen whether Lo has what it takes to be a successful filmmaker."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
‑ Don Willmott,
"The conflicts it deals with are valid, but Lo's earnestness verges on the mawkish"
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"Churlish though it seems to throw daggers at this clearly heartfelt but insipid drama, the naiveté quickly becomes exasperating."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Both very personal and very generic. Along with square camera setups and flat lighting, it has no going subtext except anxiety."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
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