Vacationland
Vacationland (2006)

A homosexual high-school senior coming of age in Bangor, ME attempts to make peace with his sexuality in director Todd Verow's micro-budgeted independent drama. Joe (Brad Hallowell) is a high-school senior who for years has pined for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 14, 2006
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The autobiographical script meanders and the acting never solidifies. Besides, the leads look too old to be in high school -- maybe even college.

Leslie Felperin
Variety

Vacationland remains marred by sluggish script and Verow's inability to either direct actors or cast ones whose thesping ability matches their good looks.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

A generic coming-of-age movie whose arrival on the scene suggests that the audience for gay indie clunkers is inexhaustible.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though Verow attended the American Film Institute and has made more than a dozen shorts and features since 1994, his low-budget gay-themed films are characterized by phenomenal indifference to framing, sound quality and performance.

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Joshua Land
Village Voice

... Todd Verow's overstuffed Vacationland promises more than it delivers in just about every sense.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The film aspires to the splendor of The Living End and Totally F***ed Up, but Verow's passion and talent, unlike Gregg Araki's, is not equal to his ambition.

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