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The Boys in the Band

Movie
2020
2h 1m
R
English
Drama
User Score: 
6.9
Critic Score: 
77
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At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
The Boys in the Band Poster

The Boys in the Band

R
Movie
2020
2h 1m
English
Drama
At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Rating
WATCHMODE
6.9
IMDB
The Boys in the Band (2020) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
77

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Directed By: Joe Mantello
Written By: Ned Martel (Screenplay), Mart Crowley (Screenplay)

Featured Comments/Tips

JakeyWest says...
4 years ago
Well, that was one very dysfunctional birthday party. The acting helps to make it watchable but it’s not worth a re-watch anytime soon.
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tago1987 says...
4 years ago
Overall a good movie with solid acting. I love movies which are set in one location, and given that this was based on a play, the setting seemed perfect. I have to say though that it takes a bit of time to get into the movie in the beginning but once the party gets going, it really picks up.
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upnysk says...
4 years ago
Poorly written, over acted and boring.
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Lee Brown Barrow says...
4 years ago
I have never seen the 1970 film or the stage play from which the film originates, so I can't compare. With regards this remake, I thought it was an interesting film overall, with strong acting all round. Was it entertaining though? Not always - it is quite miserable at times - but it is well made and not a total waste of time.
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Featured User Reviews

ThomasBonn
9/10  one year ago
This movie does not work well when watched from a nowadays point of view. But it is very good if you can transport yourself to the late 60s. Imagine sitting in a theater while watching the movie. It makes it feel different.

And there is more to it: Image sitting in a theater in the year of 1968: t More
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msbreviews
4 years ago
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So, first and foremost, I didn't know a single thing about this film nor the play it's adapted from. As usual, I also didn't watch the trailer or any clip. Based purely on the cast and the synopsis, More
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