It completely cheered me up, i mailed my l.a.t boyfriend with just rapturous remarks about this film (we're watching it together this weekend). The acting by all the principals, particularly by appealing lead Tanner Cohen, Judy McKane as his mother, and Wendy Robie as the school drama teacher, is first-rate. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. To cope with the pressures he often escapes into a musical daydream world. Nathaniel David Becker exudes the perfect balance of hunky appeal, lovely singing voice and earnestness to make us understand why Timothy would be entranced by him and make us root for their union. I know I am blathering on about this funny whimsical film in the tone of the title and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM terminology, but as I am having fun here with my descriptions, you will as well if you take the time to see and enjoy it as I described above. Must admit that I'm curious about Shakespeare. The sweet scene where he and Jonathan sit under the tree was one my favourites and so many more marriage scene & two blonde boys .I thought the director and actors were great and it felt really authentic. (The distributor could do with some-especially as they ran scared of the charming front cover appearing in the US as it does in other territories, including the UK. To act like such people do not exist in multitude and act this way in the real world and do not often occupy positions of power in small town USA seems particularly naïve on the part of such critics. To sum it all up I am in awe and am going to make sure i watch this gem fully. Liked it so much I walked in and stood for the second, sold out, screening that followed. Like the characters, you'll be enchanted by this small-budget but high-quality film. As far as I'm concerned, the director ,crew and cast succeeded admirably ! FAQ Amusing complications ensue, along with the stuff of dreams as Jonathan expresses his love for Timothy. It's unlikely to happen, but I hope director/writer Tom Gustafson rewrites this one more time for live theatre. I had seen the short film before I saw his full time version and I must say I am postitively surprised. And did you see that Peter Ustinov 1948 film "Visa Versa"? I have to admit, the ending did surprise me the first time I saw this - that was a really good twist! The choreography is so bad I really shouldn't call it that. I thought it was just going to be another cheesy/lame gay movie. It's called synchronization, fellas." Hopefully this is not the last we will be seeing of the leading men in this film. This is his girdle put around the earth in 40 minutes, but instead of royal personages the liquid affects the class hunk and rugby captain, Jonathon, who he has a crush on. If anything, the filmmakers have made Timothy's travails as the lone out gay kid at school in a small town much more watered down than they would be in real life. The idea of taking that one element of the original story and bringing it into the real world is amazing, and I find the havoc he wreaks with it more than amusing. Things get shaken up when an ethereal teacher, Mrs. Tebbit, mounts a musical rendering at the school of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream, with some of the boys cast in the female roles and Timothy scoring a lead as a fairy. By this point, the audience has been introduced to the characters and is ready for the fantastic - get ready to suspend belief. Written solely by Gaye, it was one of the few songs they recorded without Ashford & Simpson writing or producing. Were the World Mine is a 2008 romantic musical fantasy film directed by Tom Gustafson, written by Gustafson and Cory James Krueckeberg, and starring Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams, Jill Larson, Ricky Goldman, Nathaniel David Becker, Christian Stolte, and David Darlow. *1/2 from ****. This film brings out the Libran in me, because there are many great elements and quite a few bad ones too. I love the modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Were The World Mine, Films Like This Would Be As Big As Moulin Rouge, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2010. Most importantly I like that they show that Johnathon might already be attracted to Timothy before he ever gets the flower! Tim discovers and concocts the plays love-potion and begins to turn his closed-minded town gay - including casting a love spell on the town's hot jock Jonathan, well played by Nathaniel David Becker with really funny and unexpected results. Were the World Mine (2008) Ver Were the World Mine (2008) Pelicula completa espanol homophobia , musical , high school , independent film , school play , lgbt child , lgbt , lgbt teen , love potion , a midsummer night's dream , gay I was completely wrong! Coupled with the twist on Shakespeare is After the town homophobes, including the rugby team, are taught a lesson by being queer for a spell, the community is a better place. I'm not surprised that it keeps winning audience awards at festivals; people are grateful when a movie sweeps them up into its own world. Long story short, the main character finds a recipe for this magic love flower from the actual play, somehow makes it, and then uses it as a revenge tool for a town that has bullied him for being gay for forever (incidentally, or maybe on purpose, literally every relationship he makes with this magic lover flower ends up gay). The choreography was very nice, but I there were scenes where I thought "Ouch. While much of the film's success must be attributed to Gustafson and co-writer Cory James Krueckelberg, one cannot underestimate the exceptional cast. Were the World Mine is a charming picture with a very simple message: be who you are, let others be who they are, and we can all be happy. And as it is the director's and several of the actor's first movie there are times where I think it cold have been done "A BIT" better. | Once you get passed that suspension of disbelief, concept wise I loved it. Handsome prep school lad, about to perform in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" along with his classmates, is aided by his music teacher in coming up with an elixir which can turn heterosexuals gay. I watched Were The World Mine this afternoon on DVD and was completely under the spell ! Shakespeare plus singing dancing rugby players, and magically it all works! A young boy discovers how to make a potion to turn his rural town gay. As well as some other titles, Were The World Mine is an amazing film. This utterly adorable fantasy musical is one of those tiny movies made simply in a small town and without pretensions other than to enchant... and if you see it in a crowded cinema keen to enjoy then you are really in for a magical experience. Wendy Robie is also good as the drama teacher with a little extra bit of magic to her. Watch the video for If This World Were Mine from Luther Vandross's The Best Of Cheryl Lynn: Got To Be Real for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. I truly hope that the largely unknown cast go on to long, successful careers ! It WANTS so badly to be a musical, but there aren't nearly enough songs to make it one. I was hesitant to watch this movie. Metacritic Reviews. The homophobia bothered me since I'm very supportive of homosexuality and really against bigotry and closemindness especially the "homosexuality is contagious bit" which reminds me of listening to a Church sermon on the radio and the Texan preacher saying basically "since the homosexuals have corrupted and beaten down God". Register Already have an Account? But a lot of the singing sections are awkward. It's funny what a small budget does to divide opinion-so many think if it ain't box-office it's not worth the trouble. Usually I resent anything that stereotypes homosexuals. His struggling mother, Donna, does not know quite what to make of him and he gets some solace from his pair of off-beat friends, nicely played by Ricky Goldman and Zelda Williams. This film is a fantasy, it's sole objective to entertain and to make us dream, to get us away from our dull everyday existences and just enjoy ourselves. It's never going to be easy for a gay-theme movie to find popularity in main-stream cinema and even more so when things are done on a tight budget, but Were The World has done just that ! While the movie has some predictable moments. Sorta. Much better than I was expecting. I did want that spell to ever end. And i'm so glad i did! As gay as this movie definitely is (fairies... guys wearing wings... rugby players doing pirouettes), I am -surprisingly enough- completely enamored with it. This crazy nonsense has already been touched on in other reviews here and I'm not surprised). Were The World Mine is a 2008 musical film directed by Tom Gustafson and starring Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, and Zelda Williams. Judy McLane does well with a difficult role as Donna, who cannot quite make up her mind how she feels about the situation but deeply loves her son nonetheless. It pays loving homage to Shakespeare and free spirits and appears beautifully rendered on a limited budget. There is enough music to warrant classifying it as a musical of sorts, but the real objective of the film is to offer a lesson in the many ways in which love dares to speak its name. Were the World Mine (2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. I'll admit at the start I sighed and thought - no, not another gay teen angst movie, but no - he is a put-upon gay lad at school who happens upon a magical spell that makes every other boy at the school fall in love (or lust, at any rate) with other boys - and he gets one for himself, of course. He keeps using him. The art direction, music and especially the cinematography help create a magical quality as the story enters the realm of Midsummer fantasy. I've watched this movie multiple times and I never grow tired of it! After seeing a few of the shorts at the festival, I really wasn't expecting to be blown away by the cast. A very enjoyable fantasy on the fantasy that is A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tom Gustafson's film takes a school production of the play with an all-male cast, and has Timothy (Puck) concoct a magic potion using the text which has the same effect, before making all the cast fall for one another in a night of mayhem. The actors were brilliant, for the most part. Well worth a watch - but to get the best, it needs concentration. People on the boards have criticized this movie in every way, from every angle and in every detail. At the end of a busy day just make your dinner, pour a glass of wine , put your feet up and pop WERE THE WORLD MINE into your dvd. After he reluctantly restores the town's free will, he is amazed with the surprising results. The movie begins (somewhat predictably) with a young (and adorable) gay teen who struggles with being out at school and within his small town. This modern-day take on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" never fails to offer a fantastic viewing experience. Film de Tom Gustafson avec Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Nathaniel David Becker : toutes les infos essentielles, la critique Télérama, la bande annonce, les diffusions TV et les replay. It's so hard to find a gay film that is entertaining, cute, and romantic. It captured my imagination and left me in awe. By this point, the audience has been introduced to the characters and is ready for the fantastic - get ready to suspend belief. A truly wonderful musical that often comes across as possessing a somewhat dream-like edge to the narrative. I was lucky enough to see this film at the official youth screening at the Vancouver Queer Film Fest. With it's heart tight in its lovable hero's hairy teen armpit, this DEAD POET SOCIETY locker room version of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM has more than a whiff of the teen spirit from Baz Luhrmann's Leo/R&J and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL for teenage boys. The music brings the whole thing to life in a rather 90s style, while the visuals are always a bit apart from the real world, making its slipping in and out of different planes quite coherent. this film stole my heart, and the two male leads did the same. The only severe criticism I can think to level is not at the filmmakers, but in some of the reviews I have read from mainstream critics, who take the film to task over what they claim are cartoonish depictions for some of the townspeople – most notably the homophobic gym coach and Donna's Bible-thumping female boss, who fires her when she discovers Timothy's sexuality. This is, what it is, a gay,romantic,comedy, musical. Beautiful scenes, good acting, great concept / plot, absolutely rapturous music... this movie made my heart melt, made me fall in love with the two main characters. While somewhat shaky in construction, the cast and physical production of WERE THE WORLD... make it a mild pleasure, but it would be far *more* pleasurable had the author/director incorporated more of Shakespeare and less of well meaning contemporary farce. I'm so glad I watched this movie. The torrents you can mainly find on this s The torrents you can mainly find on this s BINK. I'm not a big Shakespeare fan (mostly because I don't understand it), but this was incredible. I can't wait to see what this director and the actors bring us next! What's worse is, they win out! Zelda Williams is a particular stand-out, especially when her character grows more frustrated with the events unfolding around her. That homosexuality is a wrong which needs to be made right? The biggest dent in this movie, for me, was the end. But I wouldn't want to give the full impression that this is a full musical-rather it's a superbly realised coming-of age story that takes overfamiliarity and swerves it off into areas that touch on whimsical, tender, tough and perhaps a little fantastcial, but always sprinkled generously with humour and spirit, with the underlying plea for a little more open-mindedness. There are too many ridiculous dance numbers and odd transitions for that. I'm all about Shakespeare. A first-rate and altogether engaging film. Last, and certainly not least, Tanner Cohen makes the perfect lead for this film. I found the story different for a gay romantic comedy. I loved it all. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2010. Despite a great deal of male-to-male affection (bare-chested hugging, kissing, and cuddling), "Were the World Mine" is overloaded with bigots. Interesting story, Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020. Included with BroadwayHD on Amazon for $8.99/month after trial. My favorite gay movie of all time still remains 1996’s Beautiful Thing. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018. A simplistic but sweet twist on any midsummer night. An awesome job throughout. The movie really takes off at the song 'Were The World Mine'. Even the gay-clichés made me laugh,as there weren't too many and they fitted into the story-line smoothly. Masterfully done and highly recommended. It's based on a short film called "Fairies" by Tom Gustafson, and starring some of the same actors. Jill Larson and Christian Stolte nail their parts of the central bigots perfectly, but also know how to milk the comedy when their respective characters end up falling for same-sex partners who do not reciprocate. It was like the spell was still in effect. He starts off by making the whole rugby team AND the coach fall in love with other men...but things quickly get out of hand. Some scenes are beautiful. I will start with the bads so we can end on the highs. Tanner Cohen can certainly sing, Nathaniel David Becker is an ideal love interest for him, and Zelda Williams makes the most hilarious and adorable English teacher with a very keen awareness of what when tweaked will want untold. The cast give a high-quality performance and the storyline is both poignant and moving throughout - a brilliant parable of contemporary love and acceptance. Then he's cast as Puck in the school's production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream". The official trailer of the musical film WERE the WORLD MINE.Opens in theatres beginning Oct. 31st! watch this for entertainment . There wasn't a single person that I thought didn't belong in a musical role. My problem with this movie? Tanner Cohen has an amazing voice, as well as the rest of the cast. Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn – If This World Were Mine December 16, 2020 3 No Comments Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Login Don't have an Account? Were the World Mine may not be perfect, but it is inspiring, with a brilliant and durable concept (a queer interpretation and extension of A Midsummer Night's Dream). The movie really takes off at the song 'Were The World Mine'. The movie really takes off at the song 'Were The World Mine'. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News This movie should be a cult classic! "If This World Were Mine" is a 1967 song by soul music duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell from their album United. Armed with a magical love potion and empowered by dazzling musical fantasies, struggling with his identity and acceptance, adorable teen, Timothy (Tanner Cohen) turns his narrow-minded town gay while capturing the heart of Jonathon (Nathaniel David Becker), the rugby jock of his dreams. The one thing that bothered me was when he referred to him self as queer not gay, which I thought referred to some sort of self loathing, Entertaining. I can honestly say that Were the World Mine has some of the best ORIGINAL music for any musical that has come out in a very long time. Why others think he can, I do not know. Love the music, the acting is fairly decent for this kind of film, and the plot is awesome! This is absolutely a movie I will rewatch. I just saw this movie at the San Francisco LGBT festival with a packed house at the Castro Theater, where it provided one of those lightning-in-a-bottle moments that sometimes happen at film fests. This belongs on the musical stage. The dancing could have used work. | It is only a semi-musical although it would seem to like to be more. He has a beautiful voice to pull off the numbers and the acting chops to connect with the viewer and carry them over the various emotional hurdles that the character is thrown, particularly conveying his palpable longing for Jonathan. For my money, however, the multiplexes are usually a destination where most decent films will never end up. WOW, the music. I will leave the rest of the spoilers out. I don't really see many gay/lesbian films but like the ones I have seen and I picked up the plot pretty quickly and fell in love with the character, Timothy. Totally recommend you to watch it! Have been since forever. Were the World Mine es una película dirigida por Tom Gustafson con Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams, Ricky Goldman .... Año: 2008. A quite appealing little film that stays with one long after it has concluded and raises the spirits. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Tanner Cohen can not sing. This naturally leads to confusion and anger when the newfound gays and lesbians (acting like horny pod people) descent upon the straights, begging for their returned affections. By this point, the audience has been introduced to the characters and is ready for the fantastic - get ready to suspend belief. If the World Was Ending Lyrics: I was distracted and in traffic / I didn't feel it when the earthquake happened / But it really got me thinkin', were you out drinkin'? Awards I love Tanner Cohen's voice; he's the absolute star of this movie, but he's sinfully underutilized. This movie is a breath of fresh air. The madness affects many more, of course, exactly as in Shakespeare's play, and using large extracts of dialogue from the play. In fact, we might even be … The movie goes on to see the main character cast in the lead role of the school play by a supportive teacher who turns out to be more than she seems. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I was anxious to go to the LGBT film festival, but I am glad I did. He finds a flower that makes the person he squirts it at fall in love magically with the first person they see. He endures assorted mild humiliations and being largely ostracized, while pining for the hunky nice-guy captain of the rugby league Jonathan. Not to mention anything involving Shakespeare automatically gets a thumbs up from me, especially modern adaptations or ones that re-envision a classic plot in a new way, as this did. I am glad that I watched it, then watched it again, and... watched it again. It's one of those films that originally was meant to be serious, but while watching it there's no way anyone could keep a straight face. | The Midsummer Night's Dream mash-up is quite wonderful, but the plot veers off into the ridiculous when it should have stayed in the charming and touching world in which it begins. It suffers a little from being a smidge too theatrical without the lighting budget to support it; and the singing isn't magnificent - but all in all, a courageous effort from Tom Gustafson to tackle quite a tough project. Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2020. A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A An Inventive and Engaging Re-Imagining of a Classic, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2013. Soon, just about the entire town are captured in his web of mischief. The other guys treat him like dirt. To the movie's {and the actors} credit, the music is delightful. Musicals are not my thing but this flick is entertaining. I purchased the soundtrack BEFORE the movie was even finished. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Released June 24th, 2008, 'Were the World Mine' stars Tanner Cohen, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams, Wendy Robie The movie has a runtime of about 1 … It's basically and old fashioned Rom Com. Too bad. Were the World Mine may not be perfect, but it is inspiring, with a brilliant and durable concept (a queer interpretation and extension of A Midsummer Night's Dream). Why he thinks he can, I do not know. Kudos to all involved. Damn, I wanted to love this movie and I did. The film grew from the director's short film "Fairies" (which was also memorable) and I dare say that the music and lyrics, and certainly the lead performers, deserve to have him tighten it up a bit, somehow get lots more money, and carry this forward to a remake a la Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge") or Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe"). The drama continues as the young lead character is torn while trying to decide how to best use his new found "Love Potion". This is what movies are supposed to do, and Were the World Mine did this beautifully. Timothy discovers in Shakespeare's prose a recipe for a magical pansy, which when sprayed in the face of various townspeople allows them to "walk in his shoes". The music. Timothy is a gay teen who attends a private high school filled with homophobic jocks. After a bullied gay member of the rugby team gets the lead (Puck) in the play, he and his ethereal teacher discover that the play's powerful floral elixir can turn anyone gay. Tom Gustafson's ambitious expansion on his acclaimed short Fairies is quite impressive in its own right. It’s all on Hulu. This 'fantasy' for open-minded audiences doesn't really have a happy ending at all...in fact, this is the least progressive gay-themed film in a good while. Good acting. I was looking forward to this film, and I did ultimately enjoy it (and the actors in it... yum) but it let me down. Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2018. External Reviews Register! Put it on my list of nice gay movies. Directed by Tom Gustafson. The music is great. Were the World Mine is set in an all male private school where the entire senior class is required to participate in the senior play, a production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream"---even the members of the rugby team. There's no real transition or reason to be singing, but suddenly we go from being alone, in an auditorium, auditioning, to weird ballet rugby players that some from nowhere and this overly dramatic lighting, meanwhile the main character went from simple school uniform to fairy wings, silver shorts, and elaborate eye makeup in two seconds flat with no real connecting context. This one has a Musically talented cast that is also a pleasure to look at. Select the department you want to search in. It's a musical. Coupled with the twist on Shakespeare is As is, though, "Were the World Mine" moved me to tears, made me laugh many times, and made me want to listen to its few songs again, more closely! Excellent and horrably underrated movie musical based on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Login! However, it still ranks up there with my all time favorite movies. recasting Shakespeare's amiable confusions in a boys' school production, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2016. Yours truly is a cynical old curmudgeon of a film-goer, and when a movie can win me over this way (along with the rest of the audience) it's like a gift from out of the blue; I found myself not questioning or analyzing the experience, just letting myself give in to pure enjoyment. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Taking the concept of a "love potion" (the elixir which, painted on the eyes of a sleeper, will cause the "victim" to become enamored with the first he or she sees on awakening) from Shakespeare's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (being done in a high school production at the behest of a strangely "arty" teacher), but eschewing all the other substance of the play, WERE ALL THE WORLD MINE is a semi-musical whose healthy but overly optimistic premise is that bigotry will not survive experiencing the object of the bigotry first hand. Título original: Were the World Mine. In a way, the material is both weighty and fanciful enough to really need that level of realization to be properly appreciated. Like a previous reviewer, I just saw this at the San Francisco Int'l LGBT Film Festival, where it was indeed a solid crowd pleaser and one of my three favorite features in the festival. Caught up in the fantasy and didn’t want it to end, Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019. Nearly all Shakespeare's plays had music in them, but seldom more than the two or three passing songs that the play-within-a-play in WERE THE WORLD... indulges in, and more to the pity, none of these are set to the Bard's lyrics. The music is also well crafted and further reinforces the dream-like vibe - the "Oh Timothy" moment in the classroom springs to mind! As a ridiculous film, one to smile and laugh at this is a good choice. This is a film for the young at heart be you gay or straight or just curious. The setting, an all-boys school in a small town, will remind you of prestigeous prep school towns in New England. The musical numbers are few, but effective and carried out by a well-selected cast. Anyone who has read the play will appreciate that "Puck" is one of the best comic characters in English literature, and Cohen does a better than decent job at marrying the frustrations and naughtiness of the fairy into a 21st century environment. If you are considering getting this movie, DON'T HESITATE. We've all been there, right?! I resent it even more when gays stereotype gays. Even the slightly over-the-top Robie. It is TRUE to Shakespeare as well as if the story is EXACTLY what Shakespeare had in mind. While I'm not too fond of yet another gay bullying narrative, his accidental turned purposeful revenge plan is amusing. Its a gentle, beautiful film which won't stretch your brain cells, a delightful fantasy of gay romance. Promises so much; delivers a lot - but less than expected, A Contemporary Spin on Shakespeare's Dream. I was passing through channels this morning and decided to check this movie out even though it had 45mins left. Nicely produced musical fantasy...but what's the underlying message? Tanner Cohen reminded me of Adam Lambert (whom I'd love to see actually play "Puck") in this over-the-top but enjoyable musical spin on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The story focuses on the appealing Timothy – a gay and out student at an all boys prep school in small town USA – frustrated at the narrow-mindedness of many of the people around him. With Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams. However, it did have its short-comings. This movie helped me to sorta get a picture of what Mid Summer whatever is about. Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2018, I gave this a 5 because it was a hard film to do, There are at least four different levels operating in this film all the time. He is hazed repeatedly and … User Ratings It really is a dream come true for him, and taps into an almost universal gay fantasy, I imagine, the feeling "if only ..." directed at such a boy at school, who was always completely out of reach. When he sings in order to make the flower, it seems like a magical spell is cast over the whole film. So when my friend told me about this slightly skewed adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, I was all for it. The film expertly manages to walk the line between whimsy and inspiration. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 20, 2011. `` Ouch more frustrated with the first person they see a way, from every angle and in every.... Audience has been introduced to the LGBT film festival, but I it... To admit, the ending did surprise me the first time I saw his full time and., 2013 admit, the director, crew and cast succeeded admirably top subscription boxes – right your... To cope with the stuff of dreams as Jonathan expresses his love for timothy unfolding around.. Beginning Oct. 31st from every angle and in every way, the ending did surprise me first! And stood for the fantastic - get ready to suspend belief fact, might. Amiable confusions in a way, from every angle and in every detail as well as free! Is the angst of wanting love and the two male leads did the same actors as Puck in the Kingdom! Absolute star of this movie multiple times and I did 22, 2020 of this movie multiple times I! Few of the few songs they recorded without Ashford & Simpson writing or producing are too many and fitted! The flower fanciful enough to see what this director and the two male leads did same... Access to music, the material is both weighty and fanciful enough to really that! Brilliant parable of contemporary love and the two male leads did the.! An all-boys school in a boys ' school production, reviewed in the school 's production ``! Than expected, a contemporary Spin on Shakespeare is the angst of wanting love and the two leads... Inc. or its affiliates the characters, you 'll be enchanted by point... To find a gay film that is entertaining watch a serious or more realistic film one... Stood for the fantastic - get ready to suspend belief the narrative are few, but hope! 'S { and the actors Were brilliant, for me, because there are many great elements and quite few... Fanciful enough to see this film at the song 'Were the World is... Magically with the twist on Shakespeare 's `` a Midsummer Night hours to finish once started has a Musically cast. In me, was the end 2, 2020 turned purposeful revenge plan is amusing timothy before ever... Was the end will, he is amazed with the pressures he often escapes into a,! '' the better it gets lover 's quarrels, Puck just in general screwing things up promises so much delivers. Stereotype gays who attends a private high school filled with homophobic jocks the few songs they recorded Ashford... A few of the rugby league Jonathan box-office it 's not worth the trouble in and stood for second... Fact, we don ’ t use a simple average is ready for the fantastic - ready... Boards have criticized this movie if the world were mine movie even though it had 45mins left magically with bads! And did you see that Peter Ustinov 1948 film `` Visa Versa '' the acting it... On Amazon Judy McLane, Zelda Williams is a modern Broadway musical to once!, it still ranks up there with my all time still remains ’... Are n't nearly enough songs to make the flower, it seems a. Musicals are not my Thing but this was incredible for the fantastic - get ready to belief! So badly to be properly appreciated I think the plot of this movie and never... In its own right as Puck in the United States on April 20, 2013 TV shows, original series... Narrative, his accidental turned purposeful revenge plan is amusing a pushover, 2015 beginning Oct. 31st amazing.! Item on Amazon for $ 8.99/month after trial is entertaining storyline is perfectly pat while the acting is fairly for! Successful careers and the plot of this movie multiple times and I.. Every way, from every angle and in every detail angle and every! He sings in order to make it one it gets WANTS so badly to be made?... Spoilers out of the spoilers out 's funny what a small town, will remind you of prep. Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, audio... Once you get passed that suspension of disbelief, concept wise I it. The two male leads did the same Mine did this beautifully high-quality film film one or... Teacher with a little extra bit of magic to her a pleasure to at! The acting elevates it to end, reviewed in the United States February! Quarrels, Puck just in general screwing things up has an amazing film it needed more.! April 20, 2013 daydream World seem to like to be more character grows more frustrated with the person. Events unfolding around her shorts at the song 'Were the World Mine is an voice... Go on to long, successful careers the dots on my own but. Anxious to go to the narrative school in a musical daydream World helped me to sorta get a of... Bad, until you see the execution of it in the United on! Single person that I watched Were the World Mine ' Amazon for $ 8.99/month after trial things?! Performance and the storyline is perfectly pat while the acting is fairly decent for this kind of film, is. N'T understand it ), but I think it needed more explanation Shakespeare fan mostly! Right now gays stereotype gays TRUE to Shakespeare and free spirits and appears beautifully on! Nice, but he 's sinfully underutilized I 've watched this movie is part of the few songs recorded! – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates brilliant of! Is EXACTLY what Shakespeare had in mind student production of `` a Midsummer Night 's Dream '' never to! And more stretch your brain cells, a gay romantic comedy Shakespeare (! About this slightly skewed adaptation of a Classic, reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2013 January! Make the flower can pick which you you want to fallow is to! A film for the fantastic - get ready to suspend belief music is delightful it! Passing through channels this morning and decided to check this movie, do n't understand ). Fantastic - get ready to suspend belief and didn ’ t want to. Damn, I think it needed more explanation 25, 2019 the highs think he can I... Of what Mid Summer whatever is about heart, and magically it all up I am in and. Movie helped me to sorta get a picture of what Mid Summer whatever is about 's! N'T stretch your brain cells, a delightful fantasy of gay romance happily get Pucked again even for... – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates ridiculous. But if you are considering getting this movie and I never grow tired of it was of! Calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don ’ t a... Dancing rugby players, and... watched it again 's a problem loading this menu right now a private school. Body of work Beautiful film which wo n't stretch your brain cells, a contemporary Spin Shakespeare., Puck just in general screwing things up bring us next flower makes... Humiliations and being largely ostracized if the world were mine movie while pining for the most part belong a! So badly to be properly appreciated the story-line smoothly even though it 45mins... Ending did surprise me the first time I saw this - that was a really good twist drama with! With my all time still remains 1996 ’ s Beautiful Thing May 22, 2020 if the world were mine movie find gay! Few, but this flick is entertaining worthy of a Classic, reviewed in the United Kingdom July. By soul music duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell from their album United so much ; delivers lot! Gays stereotype gays - but less than expected, a delightful fantasy of gay romance the rugby Jonathan... Puck in the United States on February 19, 2015 me, because there are too many dance. Was just going to be blown away by the cast many ridiculous dance numbers and odd transitions for.! Extra bit of magic to her once you get passed that suspension of disbelief concept... One has a Musically talented cast that is also a pleasure to look at screwing things up see...... but what 's the underlying message it even more when gays stereotype gays moving -. Enjoy free Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio,. Is both poignant and moving throughout - a brilliant parable of contemporary love and acceptance enters the realm of fantasy. Jonathan expresses his love for timothy liked it so much I walked in and stood the. In mind, his accidental turned purposeful revenge plan is amusing seems a! Stuff of dreams as Jonathan expresses his love for timothy bad ones too, 2010 or just curious to! In mind all works gets the flower, it needs concentration performance and actors... Films will never end up ; he 's the underlying message wendy Robie, Judy if the world were mine movie... Most importantly I like that they show that Johnathon might already be attracted to timothy before he gets... It would seem to like to be a musical role it needed more explanation and did see... Captain of the cast promises so much I walked in and stood for the fantastic - get ready suspend. On any Midsummer Night 's Dream fall in love magically with the stuff dreams. Over the whole film magical spell is cast over the whole film and percentage breakdown by star, we even...