Dorian Blues
Dorian Blues (2005)

A young man comes to terms with growing up gay in this independent comedy drama. Dorian (Michael McMillian) is a 17-year-old guy living with his family in Upstate New York. Dorian is obviously the second-rate sibling in his household; his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

[Writer-director] Bardwell offers a cheerful, if sometimes strenuously earnest, take on a subject that seems overdue for a lighthearted touch.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

While Bardwell's screenplay wobbles somewhat in tone, it displays enough wit and charm to compensate for its lack of polish.

Eric D. Snider

It's a sweet and likable movie, if not an expert one, and a respectable entry in the genre.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Dorian Blues makes me yearn for the day that audiences have become so comfortable enough with this subgenre that a clever director can make a spoof in which many if not all of the conventions get lampooned.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The linchpin relationship is the underlying deep bond between the two brothers, and the scenes between McMillian and Coco are well written and equally well played.

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Don Willmott

fun and satisfying %u2014 if not truly groundbreaking

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Rarely feels fresh. It's special, but in an after-school sort of way.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

A palpably heartfelt final scene between Dorian and his mom ends the tale on a powerful note.

David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

McMillian and the big Coco are excellent, and Fletcher makes something scarily comical of dad's hardball glares and proudly Nixonian grievances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Low-budget with decent acting and a pleasant script. It's nice that a light hand was applied to a film that could have been overwrought.
Sunil Jawahir
Obviously low budget. Mediocre acting. Starts out promising and then becomes a soapy bunch of whiners feeling sorry for themselves.
Thomas Johnston
This movie was such a pleasure for me because I saw a lot of personal experience parallels. I had no brother but the story is made so much more fun because of… More
Daniel Parsons
Having recently watched what amounts to a seemingly endless parade of terrible excuses for GLBT Cinema, finally I have found a gem again and had my faith… More