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      Poster Boy

      R Released May 8, 2004 1h 38m Drama LGBTQ+ List
      30% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 47% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A conservative senator (Michael Lerner) clashes with his gay son (Matt Newton) during his campaign for re-election. Read More Read Less

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      Peter Debruge Miami Herald While the movie's discussion points certainly rank on par with those political thrillers, there's not enough substance for the movie to succeed on its own merits, a point underscored by posters selling the movie on Newton's perfectly airbrushed chest. Rated: 2/4 Sep 15, 2006 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times A polemic masquerading as a movie, Poster Boy unspools like a humorless lecture on right-wing homophobia. Rated: 2/5 Aug 28, 2006 Full Review Ann Hornaday Washington Post Although audiences will admire the film's do-it-yourself energy and commitment, Poster Boy finally collapses of its own contrived weight, deflating just when it should soar into madcap -- or at least thoughtful -- satire. Aug 25, 2006 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Newton gives a very nuanced take on a character growing and changing before our eyes, and Noseworthy is nifty as a kind of Kevin Bacon-like trickster. Not to be missed. May 12, 2020 Full Review Michael Szymanski Rated: 3/5 Nov 20, 2008 Full Review Don Willmott We all sat around in college having the sort of angry liberal rap sessions that this film painstakingly recreates. We don't have to relive them now. Rated: 2/5 Dec 2, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A schizophrenic storytelling hot mess of such epic proportions that can't even manage to keep the chronological details of its storyline straight. Outfest awarded it the Grand Jury Award for Best Screenwriting which makes one wonder if the entire panel was either headless and/or related to the writer. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Difficult to follow- many scenes had nothing to do with anything. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The ending song is amazing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Sadly, the poster is the best thing about this movie. Low quality film, awful lighting, unappealing characters and almost nonexistent sound editing make this film hard to watch. The film thinks it's more profound than it is and comes off like the brainiac you knew in junior high lecturing you for 90-plus minutes on his thoughts about unremarkable topics. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Soundtrack Was Pretty Good But The Dialouge Kinda Sucked. The Moody Vibes Of Social-Pressure Vs Complex Realties Shoots Right (Or Left??) Across The Bow Of Political Conformity. "What? Are You Suggesting The Cause, Is Not More Important Than The Individual?".. The Story Means Well..But Lacks A Meaningful Outcome. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I stopped watching it about 20 minutes in and returned it back to Netflix. Enough said. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A conservative senator (Michael Lerner) clashes with his gay son (Matt Newton) during his campaign for re-election.
      Zak Tucker
      Jeffrey H. Campagna, Rebecca Chaiklin, Dolly Hall, Vince P. Maggio, Herbert Ross
      Lecia Rosenthal, Ryan Shiraki
      Regent Releasing
      Production Co
      Shallow Pictures LLC
      R (Language|Some Sexual Content/Nudity)
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 8, 2004, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Aug 11, 2006
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 38m
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