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Lover Boy (film)

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Director  Joan Micklin Silver
Music director  Michel Colombier
Writer  Geoffrey Wright
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  Australia
Lover Boy (film) movie poster
Release date  17 August 1989
Screenplay  Leslie Dixon, Robin Schiff
Cast  Patrick Dempsey (Randy Bodek), Kate Jackson (Diane Bodek), Kirstie Alley (Dr Joyce Palmer), Nancy Valen (Jenny Gordon), Barbara Carrera (Alex Barnett)
Similar movies  Milk Money (1994), Pretty Woman (1990), Kiss Me - Stupid (1964), Star Maps (1997), Crimes of Passion (1984)

Lover Boy is a 1989 short film directed by Geoffrey Wright. It stars Noah Taylor and Gillian Jones.

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Plot

In the western suburbs of Melbourne, shy teenage misfit Mick (Noah Taylor) is volunteered by his mother to mow the lawns of her friend Sally (Gillian Jones). Mick and Sally soon become lovers, drawn to each other for different reasons - Mick from typical adolescent sexuality and Sally from desperate loneliness. The relationship leads to conflict and eventually violence.

Cast

  • Noah Taylor as Mick
  • Gillian Jones as Sally
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Gazza
  • Alice Garner as Rhonda
  • Daniel Pollock as Duck
  • Home media

    Lover Boy and the David Swann short film Bonza were released as a double feature VHS tape in 1989. Lover Boy was a special feature on the DVD release of Wright's 1994 film Metal Skin.

    Lover Boy, the book

    The novelisation of Lover Boy was written by Jocelyn Harewood and published by Text Publishing in 1994. It explores the conflicting worlds of a teenager and a mature woman as they discover the full force of their sexuality. The joy this brings soon turns to torment and violence. Harewood follows the film closely. However she also develops the characters, so the reader can empathise with their attitudes and behaviour. Lover Boy, the book, was published as an e-book in November 2012.

    References

    Lover Boy (1989 film) Wikipedia
    Lover Boy (film) IMDb


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