Vacationland

(2006)

directed by Todd Verow, 104 minutes

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This unflinching work from New York City based filmmaker Todd Verow is a deeply personal, semi-autobiographical story of growing up gay in picturesque Maine. Gay high-school senior Joe is not quite out to his family and has for years been in love with his best friend Andrew. Unhappy at home, Joe moves in with an older artist as a caretaker and occasional nude model. Joe and Andrew's respective girlfriend’s finally figure out the guys are more interested in each other than in them and convince the lads to get it on. As Joe and Andrew explore the gay world around them (as well as exploring each other), a strange figure from Joe’s distant past comes forward forcing Joe and Andrew to face their fears and begin a new, happier chapter in their lives.

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2 members found this review helpful Created about 2 years ago.

Well acted and the story kept my interest throughout. Nicely paced and Verow's direction shines as usual.

2 members found this review helpful Created about 2 years ago.

Young gay love is always beautiful.

1 member found this review helpful Created 3 months ago.

Finally, hot guys, a story line, and good acting. Loved it.

Created about 14 hours ago.

it was sad but a good story. I can relate.

Created 3 months ago.

Very slow moving, and dark.

Created 4 months ago.

Excellent

Created 7 months ago.

It was good, a bit slow.

Created 8 months ago.

Good movie overall. Liked the story, the actors and overall look of the film. The editing seemed a tad bit strange at times.

Created 9 months ago.

I'm still somewhat confused as to the relationship between the fiction writing and actual reality of the story.

Created 11 months ago.

I enjoyed this movie. I give it4 stars.

Created about 1 year ago.

Truly horrible acting with even worse narration.

1 member found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

Again, don't waste your time. It had a lot of potential but just fell flat. Between the lackluster acting, pandering script, and random cinematography, I felt like I should have just watched porn.

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1 member found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

Trust me, you have better things to do - even if that means cleaning the bathroom. I tried, really, I tried to suspend my belief long enough to
follow this brightly colored ditty. Sorry, but two porn stars (I suspect) fail to bring out the occasional desired innocence usually associated with
such a major passage of youth/life.

0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

Vacationland was a very touching story that stayed with me for days.

0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

wonderful

0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created over 1 year ago.

amazing!

0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created over 1 year ago.

Wonderful!

0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created over 1 year ago.

I escaped for 104 minutes.

0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created over 1 year ago.

Bangor Maine, my birthplace and my 'Vactionland'. O how I miss thee, the Dirigo state, aka The Pine Tree state. I noticed the tall guy was practicing Brewer HS Witch football. Now there is an ice rink that Brewer students can walk to to practice and play. Wish I could do it all over again since there was not an ice rink when I attended Brewer High. - sigh -

1 member found this review helpful Created over 1 year ago.

this movie was so bad, acting was terrible and the story had a lot of holes...

Created almost 2 years ago.

Sad, enlightening. Interesting and moving. 5 stars a must see film

Created almost 2 years ago.

contrived.. unentertaining...... poorly acted

Created almost 2 years ago.

Sound Track messed up and lips were moving with no sound, the words were spoken. Good looking guys and a story that was easy to follow.

Created almost 2 years ago.

Good movie.

Created almost 2 years ago.

I thought it was a pretty dare good movie. It seemed pretty true to life.

Created almost 2 years ago.

GreaT!

Created almost 2 years ago.

Interesting...sexy, violent and yet a cute love story. Bangor!

Created almost 2 years ago.

joe and andrew are characters that melt your heart...and theyre so HOT

Created almost 2 years ago.

Excellent movie!

Created almost 2 years ago.

Loved the movie.

Created almost 2 years ago.

I enjoyed alot of it, some great scenes, especially for an obviously amateur work.

Created almost 2 years ago.

Great film Took me back to when I was 17.

Created almost 2 years ago.

I liked the story and the acting as a whole. I think there were some edits that maybe took too long between shots or during some of the dialog cuts. I enjoyed watching the film overall and thought it was good overall, if perhaps more of a first effort in some of the polish details.

Created almost 2 years ago.

The movie was very slow and very dark. I would have thought Joe to be more honorable in helping the drag queen and how he reacted finding his rapist is still around with his friend just did not fit for me. Most gay men I know would not deal with a rough trade bf that drank to excess to accept his gay side.

Created almost 2 years ago.

enjoyed..pic is great sound also

Created almost 2 years ago.

loved it

Created almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Great movie and the sound was also good, no sync problems at all like Soulmentor mentioned before.
I loved the dark haired actor playing Joe, what a hunky guy he is...

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0 of 1 members found this review helpful Created almost 2 years ago.

I signed up just tonite for your movie site, which looks like a good site, but my first movie experience was not good. I watched VACATIONLAND and if the soundtracks of your other movies are as out of sync as this one, I won't be making this a permanent venue. It was VERY badly out of sync and quite distracting.

Created almost 2 years ago.

good but strange in a S & M way

Created almost 2 years ago.

nice

Created almost 2 years ago.

Great movie

Created about 2 years ago.

Excellent, great story, I wish gay life could be less dark and painful, but there's hope at the end of the movie.

Created about 2 years ago.

Excellent Highly recommend

Created about 2 years ago.

it was great

Created about 2 years ago.

good movie

Created about 2 years ago.

Good movie. Good pace and good characters.

Created about 2 years ago.

A nice film

Created about 2 years ago.

Good film. A little slow at times, especially toward the end, but a sensitive story nonetheless.

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Created about 2 years ago.

I found this movie to be touching and It did havesome violence to it . I rate it as an A++++. I look back to my days of coming out . They were hard for me as I am age 48. True love and caring for the ones we become close to are very much easy today . I grew up at a time when It was not so easy. I really liked the actors in this movie and would say the acting for this independent Movie was touching and you could really feel what the actors were striving for. I hope to see these actors put into full Hollywood status .. I really enjoyed this movie. It was a real as what young people are dealing with today . Howard crowe Pittsburgh Pa. Try growing up Gay in a Blue collar Town . I came out in Providence RI .Attending Johnson and Wales U. I related to the New England theme well. I enjoyed the down to earth acting these actors protraied in this film.

Created about 2 years ago.

was a great movie but could have shown more sex acts but over all was pretty good

Created about 2 years ago.

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Created about 2 years ago.

A good "student film" could have used smoother transitions.

Created about 2 years ago.

Loved the movie, just had it skip a few times.

Created about 2 years ago.

Very well done. Joe is one Hot Hunk!

Created about 2 years ago.

Good movie on finding yourself....

Created about 2 years ago.

Very good movie -- actors were very easy on the eye and were quite believable! My only complaint was the quality of the film itself and hence the lower rating!

Created about 2 years ago.

This is terrible the picture keeps freezing and the voice continues who can watch a movie like that this is not worth paying for looks like i have too go back too net-flix

Created about 2 years ago.

it was an interesting independent film i'm happy that joe and andrew had a happy ending . And that joe was able to escape his past and find his future with andrew.

Created about 2 years ago.

Very well played. Simple but complicated at the same time.

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Created about 2 years ago.

I wanted to leave home @ a young age & go to Hollywood I lived out my dreams. I am who I am cuz I left. Now I'm 44 years old a happy gay Man Living in Cape Cod Ma. I loved this movie, Kind of like me story, but without the killing

1 of 2 members found this review helpful Created about 2 years ago.

Good

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