Released: October 2005
Ireland, 2003, 90 min
Director: David Gleeson
Genre: American Independent/Drama/Gay/International
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (primary)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85
Other: Audio commentary with director and cast, deleted scenes, director's statement, optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired, TLA Releasing trailers
This charming Irish coming-of-age tale follows two best friends — one straight, one gay — from their youthful career ambitions to their entanglements with the law. Shane (Michael Legge, Angela’s Ashes) is a shy civil servant striking out on his own. Vincent (Alan Leech, Man About Dog) is a gay fashion design student looking for a roommate. When they cross paths, a friendship begins as Vincent helps pull Shane from his shell and sends him on the road to fabulousness. However, Shane becomes involved in drug running and falls for Vincent’s best friend Gemma (Amy Shiels, Veronica Guerrin). First-time writer-director David Gleeson has created an energetic and captivating tale of camaraderie, and Legge and Leech deliver career-making performances as initially mismatched roomies who become the best of friends.
"A fresh mix of open-minded intelligence and a heartfelt point of view."
The New York Times
"Fresh and appealing! An affectionate Irish coming-of-age story."
Los Angeles Times
"Ebullient, sexy and very sweet!"
"Sweet-natured coming-of-age story…an unexpected charmer."
Dallas Out Takes
Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2004