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Big Boys Encore

Big Boys Encore

April 9, 7:30 PM – April 9, 9:30 PM

Brattle Theatre


Directed by Corey Sherman 2023 1h 40m USA English Comedy

Big Boys is a coming-of-age comedy about the thrilling turning point in a queer person’s life, before they come out to the world, when they come out to themselves. Jamie is a chubby, gay fourteen year-old confused about his sexuality and uncomfortable in his own body, but all that changes when his cousin brings her new boyfriend, Dan, on a family camping trip. Dan is a beefy, charming “bear” of a man who ignites feelings in Jamie that he had previously repressed and proves to him that big men can be sexy too. Although Dan is straight and twice his age, that doesn’t stop lovestruck Jamie from doing whatever it takes to get closer to him in this funny, tender film about the power of a first crush.