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Harry and Max
Director: Christopher Munch
Starring: Bryce Johnson, Cole Williams, Rain Phoenix, Michelle Phillips, Tom Gilroy, Justin Zachary
Synopsis: Two brothers, both of whom are part of successful boy bands, reunite for a weekend where their incestuous past is the issue. One wants to return to that, but the other isn't so sure.
Quick review: This is a creepy movie. Harry, 23, is part of a successful boy band that is on its way out. He's trying to hold on to glory, but can see the end in sight for his group. His younger brother Max, 16, is just beginning to receive notice as an up-and-comer in boy band pop music. It becomes clear very early that when these two were growing up they experimented sexually. Harry, being the older brother, has been torn with guilt over that fact but he still can't deny his feelings of wanting that relationship to continue. The two boy band stars take a camping trip together, and it becomes obvious very early that Max is hoping to rekindle the sexual games they have played in the past. But Harry resists, wrestling with his guilt and his lust. Like I said, creepy movie. But it isn't as exciting as it may sound. Nearly all of the movie is watching the two boys talk. Talk, talk, talk. They try to mix up the locations, but it's still all talk. I found myself screaming at the screen 'Shut up already.' Eventually other characters get some screen time, but this film is all about the two brothers and not nearly as exciting as it could have been, considering the subject matter.