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Boulevard (2014)

R | | Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

Director:

Dito Montiel

Writer:

Douglas Soesbe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Nolan Mack
Kathy Baker ... Joy
Roberto Aguire ... Leo
Giles Matthey ... Eddie
Eleonore Hendricks ... Patty
Bob Odenkirk ... Winston
Henry Haggard ... Beaumont
Gary Gardner Gary Gardner ... Lionel Mack (Father)
Crystal Gray Crystal Gray ... Nurse
Joshua Decker ... ER Doctor
Sondra Morton ... Gloria Beaumont
Jerry Chipman Jerry Chipman ... Blyden
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Guard Walt
J. Karen Thomas ... Cat
Becky Fly ... Night Nurse
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Storyline

Nolan Mack is sixty, married, a literature professor, and well-regarded and leads a quiet uneventful. One night, as he drives home, he nearly runs into a hustler. Sorry for what might have happened, Nolan starts a conversation with the young man named Leo and ends up in a hotel room; not for sex - the older man has fallen in love with the young man. Having realised he was gay since age of twelve, Nolan's never been able to express his sexual orientation and Leo happens to crystallize his feelings and desires. But what extent will it affect his married life and professional career? Written by Guy Bellinger

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It's never too late to make a U-turn

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boulevard - Ein neuer Weg See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$126,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,450
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French certificate # 143965. See more »

Goofs

When Nolan and Leo are eating dinner at the restaurant Nolan lifts his glass of wine by the bowl to take a sip. Next, we see Nolan from behind holding the glass by the stem while taking the same sip. See more »

Quotes

Nolan Mack: People leave, you know? But for some people, it just doesn't seem fair.
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References Vengeance Valley (1951) See more »

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Boss Up Bossa
Written by David Wittman
Performed by The Bay Cities Trio
Courtesy Walrus Monster Publishing
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An Uneven Average Film That Is Most Notable For Being One of Robin Williams Last Performances
30 August 2015 | by comicman117See all my reviews

Boulevard is not a particularly great movie, and suffers from its utter generic-ness and lack of ambition. The absolute best thing I can say about the film, however, is it contains one of Robin Williams's last acting performances, and in spite of such an average picture, he manages to turn in a fine, very restrained, dramatic performance. The kind we had come to expect from Williams.

The set-up of the story is simple. A bank clerk, named Nolan (played by Robin Williams, lives a pretty standard life. He and his wife (played by Kathy Baker) have set-up their marriage as a way to distract themselves from the outside world. All of this changes one night while driving. Nolan encounters a troubled young man, named Leo (played by Roberto Aguire), and his entire life changes, as he comes to embrace who he really is, and even his own sexuality.

Boulevard is a pretty atypical film. It's well directed by Dito Montiel (who also made Guide To Recognizing Your Saints) and the script is okay, even having some genuine laughs in it. The performances all around, not just Williams, are fine, including Kathy Baker as his wife, Roberto Acquire as the troubled youth he befriends and Bob Odenkirk in a small role as one of his accomplices and friend named Winston. It's really Robin Williams who shines through though. This may not be one of his absolute best performances, but for being one of his final roles, it isn't a bad role either. Williams isn't being manically over the top (overly dramatic) in this film. He's showing the level of restraint that he's usually showed in some of his best roles like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society. For example, when he confronts his wife after missing dinner, instead of screaming and hollering, he tries to calm her down, and is very resourceful as playing it cool.

Boulevard is a rather short film with less than 90 minutes. The director clearly has skill in making a competent picture, but aside from Williams's performance, I wasn't drawn into much of the story. For being one of Robin Williams's last performances, it does make me sad, but either way, it was a good role for him to go out on.


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