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: August 2, 2006
DVD 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

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

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

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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