Posted by B. D. on July 17, 2018, 7:48 pm, in reply to "Homophobe
So he's gay and black. So what? School bullying, awkward first sexual experiences, unrequited love, absent father/troubled mother/male mentor figure....same old same old. The only differences I think are that usually the unrequited love interest doesn't let bullies goad them into beating the shit out of the protagonist, and I wasn't expecting him to hit the bully with the chair either. Those were the only real surprises. And some Miami atmosphere and cinematography. Oh and it used classical music next to hip hop.
It's still better than American Beauty or Braveheart or Gladiator, but that's because all of those movies suck pug.