Looks like another case of when good books happen to bad filmmakers with today's limited release of the movie adapted from Brent Hartinger's much-loved gay YA novel Geography Club [Kindle] published ten years ago. A lot has happened to lgbt youth in the intervening decade and the trailer's leaden pleas for tolerance and self-acceptance feel dated. Also, even in the ancient year of 2003, teenagers coped with their misery by being funny, yet the trailer is 100% humorless. Unfortunately, ten years ago is also when these actors were in high school themselves, and it's ridiculous to watch hot Justin Deeley, 27, and Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky, 25, trying to play twinks. Maybe the trailer used only the worst moments but viewers in a post-Glee world deserve more than pious good intentions.
For anyone into the wish fulfillment of dating the cute closeted quarterback, the full movie is available now on VOD.
So far, it has a respectable 60 on Metacritic.