House Of Boys
House Of Boys (2011)

A colorful and raw coming-of-age story set in the emerging gay dance club scene of Amsterdam 1984. House of Boys tells the story of Frank, a high school kid who leaves home and falls into the exciting new world of free sex, music and dance.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Against the odds, the indulgent mash-up of sex, old-fashioned corn, romance-novel fantasy and AIDS tragedy is a mostly winning combo.

Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

[A] sweet natured and showy go-go boys drama.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While it feels somewhat dated, as well as melodramatic, the filmmaking is intimate enough to keep us engaged with the characters.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A gay tragedy in three acts and more than a dozen excellent songs, "House of Boys" conveys an emotional honesty that overrides its dated style.

David Noh
Film Journal International

The message is everything in this film that one wants to recommend to the young and uneducated in a forgetful age, despite its lack of originality and its dramatic lapses.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

For all its hanging on the details of the boys' heavily eroticized performances and its graphing of the relationships between the young performers, the film is at once too drawn out and underdeveloped.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Heteros get their Crazy, Stupid, Love. this weekend, and I guess gay New Yorkers, fresh off their immensely satisfying we-have-arrived nuptials, get their own Crazy, Stupid, Tragedy. as counterprogramming.

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