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Akron (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | July 2016 (USA)
Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edmund Donovan ... Christopher
Joseph Melendez ... David
Matthew Frias ... Benny
Andrea Burns ... Lenora
Cailan Rose ... Julie
Isabel Rose Machado ... Becca
Amy da Luz Amy da Luz ... Carol
Diego Suarez Diego Suarez ... Young Benny
Alexander Mariani Alexander Mariani ... Young Christopher
Emily Patterson Emily Patterson ... Cashier
Andrew Wimmer Andrew Wimmer ... John
Danie O'Donnell Danie O'Donnell ... Tucker
Bryan Parker Bryan Parker ... Student Actor
Luis Gabriel Cañas Luis Gabriel Cañas ... Davey
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Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving their mothers soon comes to light and threatens to tear them apart. Akron is a moving family drama and a sensitive young adult love story of two young men falling in love in the Midwest and their will to overcome the most painful of truths. Written by Anonymous

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Love now.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akron - O Jogo do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Ohio melodrama
4 June 2017 | by SuraditSee all my reviews

Great movie primarily because of the actors, especially the two who play the central characters.

The plot is a bit contrived though entirely plausible. I don't think it's necessary to look for any deep meaning in the behavior of those involved. Obviously a tragedy occurred and it was bound to have a profound effect on all involved and it was something that would not have been fully explored between parents and the very young boys at the time.

Likewise it would have been a painful jolt to all involved when it suddenly resurfaced again as the two young men fell for each other at school. Forgiveness and rational thinking are easy to expect in theory, but far more difficult to deal with in reality. One thought that never seemed to have arisen was whether blame should have been shared between both mothers ... Christopher's mother who was driving the car that struck Benny's brother and Benny's mother who apparently allowed the child to run out in front of the car.

We never know how long the relationship between Benny and Christopher lasted. The shared tragedy might have been overcome by love and forgiveness, but it would always be a burden that would weigh on them both.

It was a well done bit of drama and romance, but it was not anything from which profound meaning could be extracted.


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