- 1 hr 21 min
The film Boyfriends which was directed by Tom Hunsinger, and Neil Hunter is a story based on the lives of three friends who have know each other all their lives, they are now in their thirties and live homosexual lives. The boyfriends decide to go on an outing together by the seaside for a weekend. One of the friends is Paul and he is in a relationship with Ben, that is experiencing hardship after five years. Paul has recently experienced the loss of a loved one and has been having mood swings since his brother Mark died. Another friend Matt brings his boyfriend of three months along. His name is Owen and the others feel like they are incompatible. The other friend brings his one night stand named Adam to meet his "happy" well adjusted, homosexual friends with committed partners. The final addition to the party is James who was left behind by his boyfriend Mark, who was Paul's brother who died. During this time spent away from their everyday lives, these men begin to uncover things about them selves and each other that lead to new relationship forming inside the circle that is there. Relationships are one of the hardest parts of being alive, so to experience lost and found relationships is a part of life and this story reveals what goes on inside the homosexual world of men in relationships with each other. It can be just as emotional and intense as any relationship with twists and turns, betrayal, and downsides. The writers Neil Hunter, and Tom Hunsinger lay it all on the line. The stars of the film are actors James Dreyfus, Mark Sands and Andrew Ableson who portray these roles flawlessly. The film has been called a journey through the depths and shallows of gay relationships in the nineties.