Shelter Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3980

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 15

Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/27/2008

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jonah Markowitz

Actors: Tricia Pierce, Trevor Wright, Matt Bushell, Christina Blevins, Cherese, Caitlin Crosby

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Snake Sugarbaker - wrote on 12/11/2009

A young straight surfer bound for art school has trouble coming to terms with coming out. Visually impressive surfing sequences help make this otherwise-been-there film more tolerable.

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Gimme "Shelter"

kcvidkid - wrote on 05/08/2008

There's much to like in this gay coming out story, but somehow it left me wanting more.

I said this a while back about the surplus of gay flms as they became more common and stopped being a novelty: at some point they're just as likely to be stereotypical and derivative as straight films.

I guess it's been some time since I've seen a coming out story, and the specific situation(s) in "Shelter" seemed fairly original. But all these movies end up in the same place, especially if they want to be crowd-pleasers. In striving to do so, "Shelter" was not authentic to me.

I actually felt sorry for the main character who wants to settle down so quickly and be a "family". I mean, he's just acknowledged that he's gay: he's not going to have a chance to sow his wild oats and experience …

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