Roy and Nathan go into a bedroom and talk, and Nathan says he feels as if he'll never leave that house. Unfortunately, in act four the plot takes a turn for the worse, morphs into southern Gothic supernatural thriller, and enacts classic homophobia: To me it's nothing more and nothing less than the usual typical gay-themed book or film where the gay character has to die in the end. Full Cast and Crew. Roy takes Nathan swimming with Burke and Randy, but Nathan admits he can't swim. A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love. A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.
It definitely tugs on the heart strings.
While watching Roy, Burke threatens to throw him in the water, but Roy stops him. Do they leave the body in the house undiscovered? Was drawn in from the very first moment. The lack of talking would have been better if the acting was better, I just found the acting to be incredibly awkward. Both boys knew exactly how they felt about each other without actually speaking the words. Vivian Davies Tom Gilroy
Was this review helpful? Preacher John Maximillian Roeg It is, like the french say of hell, paved with good intentions. The love scenes are reserved, but they were one of the most romantic ones I have seen so far. Some people here have said that the film could never capture the subtleties of the book. Diana Scarwid plays one of the boy's mother and is amazing. The only objection I have regarding the love scenes is that maybe Nathan's character could have been a bit less shy-there were moments when it looked like Nathan was rather obeying the infatuated Roy and not reciprocating his feelings.