This odd little piece is an autobiographical coming-of-age story from a 15-year-old boy's unique perspective. It is based on the best-selling novel by Joe Dunthome. Our hero's mother is bored and restless; his father is a clinically depressed college professor. The boy can see all the danger signs and does NOT want to see them divorce.

On the other hand, he is bullied and tormented at school. Knowing he will get no help from either parent, he develops a complicated series of events that may solve all his problems. They include attracting a female classmate to overcome the rumors he is gay, and derailing his mother's potential affair with a neighbor.

Unlike film artistes who went crazy for this one, I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. That's all I'm gonna say about this 2011 Seattle International Film Festival entry from the UK.

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