History Film / Angus

13th May '17 12:41:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A 1995 coming-of-age teen movie based on Chris Crutcher's short story ''"A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune"'', directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Charlie Talbert and a young [[Series/DawsonsCreek James Van]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Der Beek]] in their first film roles.

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A 1995 coming-of-age [[ComingOfAgeStory coming-of-age]] teen movie based on Chris Crutcher's short story ''"A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune"'', directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Charlie Talbert and a young [[Series/DawsonsCreek James Van]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Der Beek]] in their first film roles.
2nd Feb '17 12:47:59 PM overman2099
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* AcademicAthlete: Angus is good enough to be on the football team and excels in academics at the same time.
1st Feb '17 12:20:55 AM overman2099
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* OneSceneWonder: The magnet school interviewer who comes to see Angus, by virtue of being one of the more over-the-top characters in the film, from his cross-eyed stare to his humorous deadpan mannerisms.
1st Feb '17 12:20:33 AM overman2099
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* OneSceneWonder: The magnet school interviewer who comes to see Angus, by virtue of being one of the more over-the-top characters in the film, from his cross-eyed stare to his humorous deadpan mannerisms.
31st Jan '17 11:39:36 PM overman2099
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Melissa is the force that drives the motivations of Angus throughout the film but she herself doesn't really start getting any real important focus or development until the third act of the film.
31st Jan '17 10:34:32 PM overman2099
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* LovableJock: Angus counts as this since he's on the football team, being the sympathetic protagonist of the movie. Ironically, being a football player doesn't seem to raise his social status much and he still has to struggle to be able to get the girl and be at peace with himself through it all.
31st Oct '16 5:21:49 PM nombretomado
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A 1995 coming-of-age teen movie based on Chris Crutcher's short story ''"A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune"'', directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Charlie Talbert and a young [[DawsonsCreek James Van]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Der Beek]] in their first film roles.

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A 1995 coming-of-age teen movie based on Chris Crutcher's short story ''"A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune"'', directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Charlie Talbert and a young [[DawsonsCreek [[Series/DawsonsCreek James Van]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Der Beek]] in their first film roles.
21st Oct '16 9:32:51 PM Mdumas43073
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Talbert stars as Angus Bethune, who in his own words is "a fat kid who's good at science and fair at football." He's also got a vicious rivalry with pretty-boy JerkJock Rick Sanford (Van Der Beek), who decides to play a cruel prank on Angus by rigging an election that nominates Angus as the Winter Ball King opposite Rick's girlfriend, Melissa [=LeFevre=] (Ariana Richards). On one hand, Angus knows he's being set up for humiliation and doesn't want to play along, but on the other hand, he's had a crush on the (in his mind) unattainable Melissa for years, leaving him unsure of what to do. Helping him along are his geeky best friend Troy (Chris Owen), his loving and slightly unorthodox mom (Kathy Bates) and his equally loving and much less orthodox grandpa, Ivan (George C. Scott).

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Talbert stars as Angus Bethune, who in his own words is "a fat kid who's good at science and fair at football." He's also got a vicious rivalry with pretty-boy JerkJock Rick Sanford (Van Der Beek), who decides to play a cruel prank on Angus by rigging an election that nominates Angus as the Winter Ball King opposite Rick's girlfriend, Melissa [=LeFevre=] (Ariana Richards). On one hand, Angus knows he's being set up for humiliation and doesn't want to play along, but on the other hand, he's had a crush on the (in his mind) unattainable Melissa for years, leaving him unsure of what to do. Helping him along are his geeky best friend Troy (Chris Owen), his loving and slightly unorthodox mom (Kathy Bates) (Creator/KathyBates) and his equally loving and much less orthodox grandpa, Ivan (George C. Scott).
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21st Oct '16 9:29:46 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1995 coming-of-age teen movie based on Chris Crutcher's short story ''"A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune"'', starring Charlie Talbert and a young [[DawsonsCreek James Van]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Der Beek]] in their first film roles. Talbert stars as Angus Bethune, who in his own words is "a fat kid who's good at science and fair at football." He's also got a vicious rivalry with pretty-boy JerkJock Rick Sanford (Van Der Beek), who decides to play a cruel prank on Angus by rigging an election that nominates Angus as the Winter Ball King opposite Rick's girlfriend, Melissa [=LeFevre=] (Ariana Richards). On one hand, Angus knows he's being set up for humiliation and doesn't want to play along, but on the other hand, he's had a crush on the (in his mind) unattainable Melissa for years, leaving him unsure of what to do. Helping him along are his geeky best friend Troy (Chris Owen), his loving and slightly unorthodox mom (Kathy Bates) and his equally loving and much less orthodox grandpa, Ivan (George C. Scott).

Much like the similar movie ''Lucas'', this film is one of those extremely rare teen movies starring an awkward social outcast who's not portrayed as an object of ridicule for the audience, and like ''Lucas'', the protagonist pursues much more noble and sympathetic ends than the stock teen-flick goal of simply "getting laid." Roger Ebert loved the film for precisely these reasons.

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A 1995 coming-of-age teen movie based on Chris Crutcher's short story ''"A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune"'', directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Charlie Talbert and a young [[DawsonsCreek James Van]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Der Beek]] in their first film roles. roles.

Talbert stars as Angus Bethune, who in his own words is "a fat kid who's good at science and fair at football." He's also got a vicious rivalry with pretty-boy JerkJock Rick Sanford (Van Der Beek), who decides to play a cruel prank on Angus by rigging an election that nominates Angus as the Winter Ball King opposite Rick's girlfriend, Melissa [=LeFevre=] (Ariana Richards). On one hand, Angus knows he's being set up for humiliation and doesn't want to play along, but on the other hand, he's had a crush on the (in his mind) unattainable Melissa for years, leaving him unsure of what to do. Helping him along are his geeky best friend Troy (Chris Owen), his loving and slightly unorthodox mom (Kathy Bates) and his equally loving and much less orthodox grandpa, Ivan (George C. Scott).

Much like the similar movie ''Lucas'', ''Film/{{Lucas}}'', this film is one of those extremely rare teen movies starring an awkward social outcast who's not portrayed as an object of ridicule for the audience, and like ''Lucas'', the protagonist pursues much more noble and sympathetic ends than the stock teen-flick goal of simply "getting laid." Roger Ebert loved the film for precisely these reasons.


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28th Sep '16 7:29:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DisappearedDad: Angus's father [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition had a heart attack while Angus' mom was in labor]]. This was changed from the original short story where Angus' parents were alive, but both were gay.
** The change was most likely done to avoid the FridgeLogic of why two people of IncompatibleOrientation would both marry and produce a kid together, although his mom still has a rather butch streak in the movie (she's a truck driver with the CB handle "Bruiser").
*** WordOfGod states that this was done so that the fact of his parents' homosexuality could not be construed as a principal reason Angus is tormented by his peers. (A line still exists in the film where Meg refers to the magnet school Angus is applying for as "somewhere he can go where he won't have to account for who his parents are".)

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* DisappearedDad: Angus's father [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition had a heart attack while Angus' mom was in labor]]. This was changed from the original short story where Angus' parents were alive, but both were gay.
** The change was most likely done to avoid the FridgeLogic of why two people of IncompatibleOrientation would both marry and produce a kid together, although his mom still has a rather butch streak in the movie (she's a truck driver with the CB handle "Bruiser").
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gay. WordOfGod states that this was done so that the fact of his parents' homosexuality could not be construed as a principal reason Angus is tormented by his peers. (A line still exists in the film where Meg refers to the magnet school Angus is applying for as "somewhere he can go where he won't have to account for who his parents are".)
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