A simple story: two boys coming to terms with their sexuality in their teenage years, one more comfortable than the other but both strong and complex in their own ways. Subtle yet fulfilling sub-plots focusing on the neighborhood and families are rare in that they actually fill out the story rather than distract from it.
If I had to summarize the moral of the story, it's would be that it is about personal will to find happiness despite the seemingly larger-than-life obstacles that can and will get in your way. A truly touching film and one definitely worthy of the permanent collection.
Note, though, that though this DVD is many years later than the VHS release, it's a very bare-bones DVD - pretty much just the movie. The movie itself is worth it though - you won't regret the purchase, and will probably have to lend it out to a number of friends. :)
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