Two Young Men, UT: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 17mins     Language: English     Year: 2009
Directed by: Sam McConnell
Written by: Nick Citton and Sam McConnell
Starring
Art Gager as Eli Dennis
George Lewis as Will Oberlain
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.

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“Will and Eli meet by chance in a bar and head to the salt flats searching for a party. In the process, however, they take the first steps towards finding and accepting themselves”

… in 1 word:
Okay.

… in 10 words:
The ending is beautiful but the ride is almost bland.

… in 100 words:
Two Young Men, UT is at best a glimpse at a possible beautiful relationship but at it’s worst is a mundane, almost annoyingly delivered conversation. There was something about the performance from the actors which grated on me; it wasn’t poorly acted, but it was a little unbelievable at times. What I did like was how the main dramatic incident didn’t revolve around homosexuality. In fact, the most comedic moment revolved around homosexuality. How’s this for a line: “I’m gonna go do gay sex to him all night long”. There is no gay sex. But there are balls: Pig Balls!

Now go and watch it…
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