Film Preview: The Boys in the Band (2020)

Film Poster

Page Revisions:

(September 27, 2020) Original

Release Date:

September 30, 2020


From IMDb: “At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.”

Poster Rating: C-

Review: While it modeslty captures the era in which the film is set, the simplistic nature of it doesn’t yield much in the way of inspiration.

Trailer Rating: C

Review: This overlong trailer gets into the weeds of the premise without presenting much of a rooting interest in the film, which won’t do well to pull in a diverse audience. Those familiar with the play may be drawn in, but few others will watch as a result.

Oscar Prospects:

Early reviews have been solid, but not spectacular. While Best Picture, Directing, and Adapted Screenplay would be more likely with high praise, they aren’t out of the question considering the dearth of releases this year. That said, some of the cast might be in contention, we’ll just have to see how things go.

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Poster #1

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