Vacationland
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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 the love of best friend Andrew (Gregory J. Lucas). Unable to adequately express himself to his mother and fearful of her abusive boyfriend, Joe moves into the home of an aging artist to work as part-time caretaker and artist's model. When Joe's female friends figure out that he is more interested in Andrew than he is in the fairer sex, they convince… More
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"The autobiographical script meanders and the acting never solidifies. Besides, the leads look too old to be in high school -- maybe even college."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Vacationland remains marred by sluggish script and Verow's inability to either direct actors or cast ones whose thesping ability matches their good looks."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"A generic coming-of-age movie whose arrival on the scene suggests that the audience for gay indie clunkers is inexhaustible."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"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."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"... Todd Verow's overstuffed Vacationland promises more than it delivers in just about every sense."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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