From director Spencer Schilly The Houseboy is fearlessly raw yet surprisingly tender. Aimless and barely in his twenties, disarmingly cute Ricky is content to play boy toy to a pair of hot thirty-something lovers. That is until he overhears them whisper about "a new toy for Christmas." Crushed and totally alone while his couple vacations, Ricky binges on internet hookups, random tricks, and hardcore drugs. Unable to kill the pain, Ricky contemplates the end. But a chance meeting with Blake, a sweetheart college kid with a thousand watt smile, makes Ricky wonder if there's something to live for after all.
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Why can't I have a Houseboy like this?
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/08/2011 10:06:31
Don't normally write reviews but when I saw one star from the previous reviewer I had to defend this film. Since I bought it I have watched it several times; it may not be the greatest film ever but the lead is cute as is the black boy who befriends him; with so many films being depressing this lifts the main character and the viewer and I wanted to step in and help him, which meant that I cared about what happened to him. Have to say I like French films, particularly those of Christophe Honore with Louis Garrel (Love Songs/Chanson d'Amore & Ma Mere) so am more used to slower paced, character driven pieces. Give it a try!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/04/2009 21:45:05
Having read the summary, I bought The Houseboy on the assumption that it would be deep and dark with an intriguing plotline; unfortunately, I was disappointed on all fronts. It's also somewhat poorly directed and acted, and though I was impressed with it being produced as an amateur film, I simply wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: KatyParker on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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