Sunday, January 5, 2014

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)

Director: Stewart Main

Stars: Andrew Paterson, Harriet Beattie, Jay Collins, Michael Dorman

It's 1975 in rural New Zealand, Billy and Lou are watching their favorite show on the television, about the adventure of two kids, Brad and Lana, flying through space.  They are best friends and cousins.  They act out scenes from the show, but they swap gender of the characters.  Lana is the queen of the rugby team at school, and she pretty runs the school.  Billy being the fat very gay kid in school, relies on his cousin for protection from the other boys at school.  Roy is the new kid in school, and all of the kid treat him badly calling him a freak.  Billy and Roy becomes friends and start meeting up and jerking off together.  Billy's dad hires a young guy, Jamie to help on the farm, and Billy is head over heels in love, so he tells Roy to leave him alone.  Everything is changing in Billy and Lana's lives as they both are reaching adolescents.  Lana starts to look more like a girl, and Billy is learning about his sexuality.

The character of Billy basically deserves what he gets and then some.  At an early age he has learn how to throw people away when someone more interesting or in this case better looking comes into his life.  I had absolutely no remorse for the abuse the character received.  He could obviously take care of himself. Billy was looking to get with Jamie in any way possible.  Since Roy would let him touch him, he thought that this total stranger would do the same. Now Lana would have grown out of the behavior and just been a challenge to all boys that liked her.

The movie is slow with nothing but children being weird and mean toward one another.  It was almost like a dirty kids movie, if there could ever be such a thing.  I was not that impressed with the movie at all.  I would say pass on it, but if you must then do it.  I watched it so you don't have too.




50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005) Trailer



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