Glue (2006)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Argentina , United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A teenage boy is forced to dive into the murky waters of adolescence in this comedy-drama from Argentine filmmaker Alexis Dos Santos. Lucas (Nahuel Perez Biscayart) is a bored and restless fifteen-year-old living in a sleepy town in Patagonia's version of the Middle of Nowhere. Things have hardly been happy at home since Lucas's parent's split up over his father's constant infidelity, and matters are hardly any more comfortable elsewhere. Lucas is obsessed with the changes in his body, he's trying to get the garage band he's formed with his buddies off the ground, and he can think of little besides sex. Lucas's best friend is a similarly confused adolescent, Nacho (Nahuel Viale); together they pass the time by hanging out and playing pranks on others, though Lucas tries not to think about his growing attraction to Nacho. Lucas's sexual confusion rises to a new level when he and Nacho strike up a friendship with Andrea (Ines Efron), the slightly geeky new girl at school; when Lucas's dad leaves him alone to watch over his apartment one weekend, he invites Nacho and Andrea over for the evening, which leads to a long night of sniffing glue and rudimentary making out. Glue (aka Glue: Historia Adolescente En Medio De La Nada) received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.



adolescence, marital-problems, prank