Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jay Brannan, Brent Gorski, Melissa Searing, Eli Kranski, Christopher Wyllie
Director: Rosser Goodman
Genres: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
A NEW PATH BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP — A moving and funny drama about growing up and breaking free, 'Holding Trevor' is the story of a beautiful and intelligent gay twenty-something (screenwriter Brent Gorski) who vows to t... more »
Deeply frustrating movie
Erik W. Kieser | Santa Clara, CA | 05/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This should have been a great movie. It has good, even very good actors with at least an A- storyline. It creates what could have been complex and dynamic relationships between our lead characters. And then it limps from start to finish. Some nice moments between our lovers, and that's about it. Except for the romantic leads the rest of the relationships in the film don't develop much depth or feeling, and the ending is thin and disappointing. Wanted to like this film. Gave it away once I was done."
Sweet story about coming of age and moving on with life.
Bob Lind | Phoenix, AZ United States | 06/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Trevor is an intelligent, sweet twentysomething gay boy in L.A., working in a dead-end job as a answering service operator, sharing an apartment with a straight female roommate, and devoting too much time to a co-dependent relationship with an ex, a drug addict. His best friend Jake (Jay Brannan from "Shortbus") is pushing Trevor to move on, and is happy when his pal meets Ephram (Eli Kranski), a hunky medical intern who seems to be genuinely in love with him. Ultimately, Trevor realizes his life is perpetually "on hold," and he needs to be the one to effect the changes he knows need to be made.
Kind of a preachy vanity project for writer/producer/star Brent Gorski, but saved somewhat by genuinely likeable characters who support each other emotionally, with noticeable but minimal overacting. Well made, considering the low budget, and could be a boost for others who feel they need to make changes in their lives. A 2007 film made for Here!TV, and occasionally on their On-Demand schedule. DVD extras include only a theatrical trailer and stills. I give it three stars out of five."
Giancarlo Croce | Katy, TX | 01/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Holding Trevor seems to be something that's impossible to do. Trevor, played brilliantly by Brent Gorski, is a puppy-dog eyed twentysomething, with an overwhelming fear of commitment. He meets Ephram, a handsome intern, at a really awkward stage in his life. Trevor has just ended a relationship with a guy who was an addict with suicidal tendencies. The only thing that had been keeping them together was Trevor's pity for this adorable loser. Trevor is also fighting an identity crisis of sorts. With no stable relationships in his life, except those with a few friends, and no meaningful career or personal goals, Trevor is feeling lost and insecure.
Trevor's best friend, Jake, played by the amazing Jay Brannan, takes life much less seriously. Jake is supportive of any decisions Trevor makes, and buoys his spirits when he's down, with humour and the kind of teasing sarcasm that only best friends can share. But ultimately Jake is unable to do much besides watch impotently as Trevor struggles with his life and his demons. Meanwhile Ephram is falling madly in love with Trevor, and is growing frustrated that Trevor is unable to return his affection.
The end is something of a disappointment, and a triumph, as Trevor is finally able to release some of the ghosts in his past that have held him back, and sadly bids farewell to Ephram, who must reluctantly go on with his own life without Trevor at his side.
This isn't a fast paced action movie. Nor is it wildly funny or romantic. It has a somewhat pedantic pace, and every scene is packed with restrained emotion and repressed desires. You have to sort of study this movie to derive it's full meaning. It isn't handed to you in a neat, simple package. But it's well worth watching more than once.
Allow me for a moment to gush over Jay Brannan. He is a ridiculously talented musician and actor. His lyrics convey an often morbidly depressed spirit. But the true Jay Brannan is a pale skinned beauty with a sexy smile and an astonishing sense of humour. Unfortunately there's not a lot of Jay's music showcased in this movie. But just seeing him makes "Holding Trevor" a movie you'll enjoy watching.