• Plot Description
• Shooting Locations
• USA: May 15, 1998
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jun 3, 2003
Budget CAD 1,500,000
Rated R for strong sexuality, language, and a scene of a hanging, and some teen drug use.
1 hour, 31 minutes
Country UK, Canada
Studio Cineplex Odeon Films, Emotion Pictures, Galafilm Productions, Triptych Media
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|Genre: Romance, Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Coming Of Age, Ghosts, Teenage|
Tagline: It's hard to go home... ten years after your death.
Plot: A young man named Sweet William returns, as a successful and fit gay man, to the coastal town where he grew up--ten years after he ran away as an unhappy, obese, teenager. His reason for returning is his sister's wedding. The combination of family members and the conflicts that come along with them spark memories of the reasons why he left, as well as visions of alternate realities, including one in which he hung his fifteen year-old self from a tree in the backyard of the family home. This unusual and cryptic Canadian production, though overlooked in the U.S., was named as 1997's film of the year by the 'Globe and Mail', Canada's National newspaper, above THE SWEET HEREAFTER. Incidentally, like that film, this one also features acclaimed young actress, Sarah Polley.
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