Shelter

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    Jan 16, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    starring Brad Rowe and Trevor Wright is a powerful movie surrounding a young guy dealing with mixed sexual emotions who falls in love with his best friend's older brother.

    Set in the surf scene of California, the movie starts out slow but develops an increasing momentum with top performances by the two lead characters. Life doesn't always mimic hollywood, but this is a movie worth seeing and I give it two thumbs up..........................Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    Agreed this movie is definitely worth watching.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    Absolutely. It is a fantastic movie. And the guys aren't bad to look at either.
  • oursirpeace

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    Jan 16, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    One of my Top 3 gay movies of all time! *bows down*
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    Great movie, though I didn't think the older brother was cute..
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    yupper, great looking guys.........icon_wink.gif
  • disasterpiece

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    Jan 16, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    I saw this movie when I was still in the closet.

    It helped opening the door a little bit... icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    Such a wonderful movie that has a good ending to it.

    This movie gives me hope, in the sense that, one day I'll end up being happy, just like Zach (which probably sounds a bit tragic, but there's no hurt in hoping, lol).
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    Terrific movie with an excellent script and great performances
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    I loved that movie. Nice Choice.
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Yup - I agree this was a good movie. Not too melodramatic.

    Another one that is somewhat similar and that I also liked is Later Days.
  • timmytwister

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    Jan 16, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
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    Agreed. Fantastic flick. Zach's single-mom sister was sure portrayed as a selfish twit - I totally hated her about half-way through the movie. I liked that the 2 main characters were just guys, who happened to be gay. Not victims, not screaming queens, not ravished by AIDS...
    Wheres the SEQUEL?!icon_smile.gif

    Interestingly, Shelter got very mixed reviews. Many thought it was cliched, sappy and melodramatic.
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1189416-shelter/
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    Jan 16, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
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    Jan 16, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
    Yeah, this one has been done to death, but those posts inspired me to get to Amazon and nab a copy (only a fiver, bargain).

    It IS a bit overly soppy / saccharine. And sadly, too late. A movie like this should have been made much earlier - around the time of the British film, Beautiful Thing. Sorry.

    Now, the lads in Beautiful Thing weren't Hollywoodesque at all, quite plain, and the film was set on a council estate, which was a bit depressing, really. The realism, though, probably made the film more "attractive" to older guys. I saw it when I was 21 and, whilst I liked the themes and was glad to see a movie about poofs and coming out hit the big screen (at least in London) and get rave reviews, I had already come out by that stage.

    A movie like Shelter, with its attractive surfer guys who just happen to like cock (a rarity if ever there was one) and it's beachside setting with all that sunshine would have been ideal for me at, say, 15 through 18?

    As it happens, it came too late for me.

    It's more of a teen movie is all, I guess. But sweet nonetheless.
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    Jan 16, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    A1EX, thanks for the tip.....the fact that this thread has received responses means guys are still interested and having a few more threads on the same topic is somewhat like watching the fourth Volkswagon drive by your house,,,,,no big deal.......btw, always like your posts ;-))....................Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    great flick...helped me at one time, and still one of my favorite movies...it's cool if it's reposted.... icon_smile.gif