Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. Canada, 2008. Border2Border Entertainment, Union of B.C. Performers, British Columbia Film, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Screenplay by Charlie David. Cinematography by Alice Brooks. Produced by Linda Carter, Charlie David. Music by Robert Buckley. Production Design by Jackie Adamthwaite. Costume Design by Bronwyn Morris. Film Editing by Caroline Brookhart, Christopher Kruger, Peter Liptak. Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.
A couple welcome their son and his best friend to their west coast summer home in beautiful British Columbia, the boys returning from college to work a job at a golf course. Son Tyler begins to get his fill of the local girls almost immediately, while best friend Chase tells him after suppressing his feelings for as long as he can that he is actually gay. When Tyler’s dad gets wind of this, it inspires him to come clean about his own sexuality and reveal that his marriage to Tyler’s mother, which began with them getting pregnant as teenagers, isn’t nearly as fulfilling as getting it on with his son’s best friend could be. Attractive actors and beautiful scenery do very little to make up for wooden dialogue and direction, made even more impossible to swallow thanks to illogical casting that has actors Thea Gill and Dan Payne looking far too young (even for teen pregnancy) to be the parents to Derek Baynham, who along with co-star Charlie David (who wrote the screenplay), look far too old for college.