Often funny and relentlessly bittersweet, "Get Real" is the story of a barely-closeted English teenager and his clandestine affair with his school's star athlete.
A coming-out parable set inside a rather generic high school angst dramedy, it attempts a balancing act between gay flick and teen flick but ends up coming off more like an unjustly R-rated after school special.
Adapted for the screen by Patrick Wilde from his play "What's Wrong With Angry?," the movie stars mostly unknown Brits in cookie cutter roles which are re-animated by respectable, honest performances that almost make up for the predictability of the story.
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