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      Get Real

      1998, Comedy/Drama, 1h 48m

      47 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      An authentic portrayal of homosexuality in high school, Get Real is an engaging dramedy that doesn't sermonize its audience nor trivialize its characters. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Steven (Ben Silverstone) spends his school days longing for all-star athlete John (Brad Gorton). But John has a gorgeous girlfriend, and Steven is still in the closet about being gay. The only one who knows the teenager's secret is his friend Linda (Charlotte Brittain). After a curious run-in with John in a public restroom, Steven starts to wonder if the jock is straight after all. When they start a romance, it threatens to expose the truth about both of them.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lgbtq+

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Simon Shore

      • Producer: Stephen Taylor

      • Writer: Patrick Wilde

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $1.2M

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      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Distant Horizon

      • Sound Mix: Dolby, Surround

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      • Dec 23, 2012

        It's not perfect, but the film features an interesting plot and generally strong performances, especially from the lead character.

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      • Jan 14, 2009

        I enjoyed this movie, didnt know what to expect but was hooked from the start, good movie from Simen Shore!

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      • Nov 18, 2008

        This is a coming of age and coming out story, even though it is set in the U.K., is still close to something I relate to. Well written and acted. There is no drama for drama sake. Very accurate for real life gay teen experience - even down to the chubby friend-girl! I even thing from the point of the parents is well told. Great movie, a lot of fun and very lovable characters!

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      • Aug 01, 2008

        I liked it. Good acting. Very real, characters were good. I liked seeing the development of the main character. His emotions were raw and so true. Loved his speech near the end. I think it is probably a very real representation of what its like being a gay teen (although I cannot completly guarentee that, considering I dont personally know the feeling.).

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