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Movie Review: Watercolors

If you are looking for a good romantic drama that will make you ball your eyes out, I definitely recommend checking out the film Watercolors by David Oliveras.  This is a beautifully written story about a young artist named Danny (played by hottie Tye Olson) and Carter (played by another hottie Kyle Clare) a troubled young man who has a passion for competitive swimming.  Since I am not the best at coming up with synopses here is the movie’s official website’s run down on the story:

When a gifted, young artist (Danny) arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition his erotic paintings evoke memories of his first love (Carter), a troubled athlete whose depression and self-denial impacted all those around him. Through a series of flashbacks we see Danny and Carter struggle with their mutual attraction. With the encouragement of three strong and very different women, Mrs. Martin, a free-spirited art teacher, his best friend, Andy, a young girl with a severe physical impairment, and his mother, Miriam, a recovering alcoholic, Danny learns to use his creativity to transcend his grief. Fifteen years later, Danny is faced with the possibility of losing Allan, his current lover, unless he keeps his promise to never paint the boy again.

After I got done watching this movie I needed a box of kleenex, normally I hate movies that make me cry but this

Kyle Clare as Carter (left) and Tye Olson as Danny (right)

one just touched me, the last time I balled like that was after watching the films Yossi & Jaeger and BrokebackMountain (the only “mainstream” movie that has made me cry to date).  I admit at first I thought this would be another camp movie with bad acting, but it wasn’t at all and the story was very solid and has an element of truth to with respects to the stressers of coming out in a high school environment and forging romantic same sex relationships at an early age and the impact of teenage suicide has on its survivors (in this case Danny).

I highly recommend renting this movie, I know I plan to add this to my collection soon!

For your viewing pleasure here is the movie trailer:



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