The Conrad Boys
The Conrad Boys (2006)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 2, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Harvey

Blandly earnest drama of a young gay man trying to raise his little brother after they're orphaned plays like an After-School Special...

Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

For a first feature, THE CONRAD BOYS is well-made andengrossing.

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Luke Y. Thompson

Somehow, though, the story remains oddly compelling; unlike many first-time directors, Lo isn't over-indulgent and keeps the story tight.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Don Willmott
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The conflicts it deals with are valid, but Lo's earnestness verges on the mawkish

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Churlish though it seems to throw daggers at this clearly heartfelt but insipid drama, the naiveté quickly becomes exasperating.

David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Both very personal and very generic. Along with square camera setups and flat lighting, it has no going subtext except anxiety.

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Sunil Jawahir
What a cheezy movie. The acting was pretty lame but tolerable. The love story was pretty blah but it had a few moments. You can tell this was written by someone… More