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Boys (1996)

Director:
Stacy Cochran

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Drama/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Boys

RUNNING TIME
82 minutes

Producer:
Peter Frankfurt
Paul Feldsher
Erica Huggins
Screenwriter:
Stacy Cochran


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Patty Vare Winona Ryder
John Baker Jr. Lukas Haas
Bud Valentino Skeet Ulrich -
Officer Kellogg Curry John C. Reilly -
Fenton Ray James LeGros -

 

Review

Slight and disappointing romance which attempts to portray love between Gen Xers. Writer/director Stacy Cochran gets fine performances from two of the leading proponents for this generation: the sensitive, delicate Winona Ryder and the expressive Lukas Haas. There's chemistry between the two leads, but they're not helped much by Cochran's script, which has its share of silliness, such as the implausible tension between Haas' school-mates and the inexplicable mystique surrounding James LeGros and Skeet Ulrich. Better luck next time.

Copyright 21.7.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 19.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)