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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Curiosity of Chance

I think my luck is being good these past few days or maybe I am more careful of what I watch these days. Few films in a row and I actually like all these movies. This film although is again run of the mill film about a teenage gay guy trying to fit in a society in 80s but the way they have showed this is hilarious and very beautiful to watch.

This coming of age story of a guy named Chance Marquis is set in 80s in Belgium. A young awkward teenager, he is a transfer in the school and is trying to fit in. His father is was in military and he has a young sister who is very honest and blatant. He ends up making friends with Twyla, a girl who no one knows in the school and also a guy who is the photographer. Chance is assigned the job of interviewing the school football team but the captain Brad always bullies him for being fairy faggot etc. ALso in the team is Levi who also happens to be Chance's neighbor. They become friends but Brad doesn't like it. So he forces Levi to break off his friendship with Chance. All through this, Chance struggles and accepts who he is and meets a drag queen who gives him some word of advice. Levi loves music but gives it up after his father forces him to pursue football for scholarship. After a couple of misunderstandings Levi and Chance become friends again and they form a band and participate in a rock competition. Meanwhile Brad is expelled from the school for taking drugs. Chance's father is finally proud of his son for doing such a wonderful job at the band and Chance finally figures out how to be himself and fight for what he thinks is right for him.

Chance acts brilliantly. Some of his dialogues are just superb. The trio of Chance, Twyla and the photographer guy is funny. Levi is so hot, its unbelievable. Brad is the usual college bully. All scenes involving college vice principal are funny too. Some people might think that movie is stupid but thought it was pretty funny.

Watch it and you will be surprised to like it. (7/10)

2 comments:

Abominable Sandman said...

Cute Review!

CuriosityofChance said...

Hi Golu,

Glad you liked the movie. I just watched it recently and thought it was really sweet and funny! Both guys are quite cute, especially Levy. :)

I work in marketing for the production company of The Curiosity of Chance and wanted to send you our contest details in honor of National Coming Out Day on October 11. We would appreciate it if you could let your readers know they can win $500 cash for entering their best comedic coming out story.

Do they have a hilarious coming out story? Was the way in which they told their family and friends truly unique and funny? Do they have some great stories of how people reacted? Let them tell us about it!

We would give you a banner/widget you can stick on your page to make sure your readers click on it and get to where they need to go. The rules are simple. They can e-mail in a story of 1-3 pages in length and/or a video link to a personal account of the story. Best overall FUNNY story wins!! Once the winner is announced in early November, we will let you know and you can feature it on your website.

Since National Coming Out Day is on October 11 and our contest ends at the end of October it would be great if you could put up the banner/widget as soon as possible.

Please let me know what you are planning on doing and I can email you the HTML code to embed the banner/widget on your site. Unfortunately, the computer won't let me leave you the code on this comment page, so just drop me a line on konstanze.pelargus [at] bigfoot.net.

You can also check out the official website at http://www.thecuriosityofchance.com/ which has a couple of photos you can download if you like.

Thank you,

Konstanze Pelargus
konstanze.pelargus [at] bigfoot.net
Marketing Consultant
Bigfoot Entertainment