Get Real (1998)

Get Real (1998)
Country: UK
Release Year: 1998
Director: Simon Shore
Writer: Patrick Wilde
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 110 min
Cast:Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton
Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart
Kate McEnery, Patrick Nielsen
Studio:Paramount Classics, Distant Horizons
Graphite Film Productions
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This gay coming-of-age drama from Britain was screened at many film festivals including Toronto, Edinburgh, and the 1999 Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema section). It tells the story of 16-year-old Steven (Ben Silverstone), a boy who can't tell anyone of his sexual preference except an overweight girl named Linda, who is also unlucky in love. Steven (and most of his school's female student body) have a crush on John, the school hunk, who dates a model. Before long, John and Steven finally meet and start a private romantic tryst. The lies, secrets, and deceit build to a head at the school's commencement ceremony, where John is to be presented a prize for athletics, while Steven reads his award-winning essay on growing up. All is finally revealed.

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