Bad Boy Street (2012)
Director: Todd Verow
Writers: Florence d'Azémar, Jim Dwyer, Kevin Miranda, Todd Verow, Yann de Monterno
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, French
Duration: 80 min
Stars: Yann de Monterno, Florence d'Azémar, Kevin Miranda
An interesting truly bi-lingual film made by an American director, this film does manage to keep you absorbed till the end. It might not excite you too much but at the same time, it does succeed in keeping you absorbed throughout, just to see what is going to happen next.
Claude is a 40 something French guy. One night returning form clubs, he finds a guy passed out completely and brings him home and washes his clothes and just is nice to him. This guy Brad, wakes up in the morning and finds the gesture very nice and returns favor by a morning job. Brad realizes that Claude doesn’t know who he is and he can be himself. We later find out that he is a famous American actor and that Claude hates American films. An unlikely bond establishes between the two and they hang out to get to know each other and possibly find love. Claude’s best friend Catherine is very happy with this development. She wants best for Claude. All this while Brad has been successful to keep his identity secret. But when a surprise birthday party is hosted by Catherine for Claude, his friends recognize who Brad is and Brad runs away. He messages Claude about his reality and how only with Claude, he was able to be himself. He loved him but unfortunately he cannot see him again. 6 months later he returns to Paris for promotion of his film and meets Claude again. Their awkwardness is very apparent because Claude has tried his best to move on by now. Clearing all unpleasantness, they sleep together and be with each other. Brad has to leave the next day to go back to US. Will he, won’t he?
This film was a serious gay romance, but how I wish the production values were a little more accomplished. I think Claude’s choice of actor was apt but Brad just did not fit his role of a famous Hollywood movie star trying to hide his identity. His acting also could have been better. The film’s production just feels a little too rushed and some editing choices make the film feel like a student production, which feels little too rough to be a stylistic choice. I really enjoyed the bi-language nature of the film. The mix of British and French is an interesting and greatly appreciated mix. However, looking passed the technical issues, it is not a bad movie at all.
Bad Boy Street is time pass and you wont be bored for sure. (5/10)
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- Director: Todd Verow
- Writers:Jim DwyerKevin MirandaTodd VerowFlorence d'AzémarYann de Monterno
- Genres:Drama, Romance
- Runtime:80 minutes
- Actors:ClaudeYann de MonternoCatherine (as Florence d' Azemar)Florence d'AzémarBradKevin MirandaParty PersonCyril LegannParty PersonMateo de LeonParty PersonCarine BaïsseteguyParty PersonLynn RichardsonParty PersonLynn RichardsonParty PersonNicolas PriouzeauParty PersonCyril Legros
- Languages:English, French
Frenchman Claude (Yann De Monterno) had a bad relationship in USA ages ago; that's why he came back to France. One early dawn as he is walking towards his home, he sees a drunken American lying on the pavement. Claude takes him to his home because there was no way to identify the Young American. When they have a chance to talk, the young American's name is Brad (Kevin Miranda). That chance meeting leads to their relationship but Brad seems an enigma, seeming aloof even to Claude's BFF Catherine (Florence D' Azemar). Things get worse on the day of Claude's birthday, when a group of friends surprise him at his home; one recognizes Brad. Will Claude and Brad have the chance for a long term relationship?- Written by@Cordinbleu
Elder Parisian Claude discovers a handsome but dead drunk young American in an alley and takes him home. The young man later introduces himself as Brad, and an easy, intimate relationship begins between the men. Despite their age difference, they seem quite content in each other's company - up until Claude's best friend, Catherine, hosts a surprise birthday party where Brad turns out not to be a mere nobody.- Written bystatmanjeff
- Also known as: La calle de los chicos malos (Argentina), Straße der bösen Jungs (Austria), La Rue des mauvais garçons (Belgium), La Rue des mauvais garçons (Switzerland - French title), La calle de los chicos malos (Chile), Straße der bösen Jungs (Germany), La calle de los chicos malos (Spain), Rue des mauvais garçons (France), La calle de los malos muchachos (Mexico), La calle de los chicos malos (Peru), Da rua os tipos maus (Portugal), Bad Boy Street (USA),
- Rating: (569 votes)