Boys in the Trees

Boys in the Trees

STREAMING NOW2 Providers
Boys in the Trees

The feature debut from Australian director Nicholas Verso is a coming of age drama that featured at both the 2016 Toronto and Venice Film Festivals.

"The year is 1997. Corey (Toby Wallace) and Jonah (Gulliver McGrath) were friends when they were little, but the cruel caprices of adolescence gradually rendered Jonah a pariah while Corey was welcomed into a fold of skateboarding bullies. Halloween arrives, and Corey's friends get suited up for a night of weed smoking, drinking, vandalism, and girl chasing — in other words, business as usual. But Corey, who can no longer countenance the skaters' merciless harassment of Jonah, winds up taking on a very different itinerary. He finds Jonah and together the boys go on an all-night trek that's half descent into old fears and nightmares, half reckoning with the future." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, violence, coarse language, sexual references and drug use112 minsAustralia
DramaFestival & Independent
75%
want to see

Streaming (2 Providers)

Reviews & comments

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The young cast give it a good crack but cannot overpower the weight of contrivance.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Most of the energy in the piece comes from Holborrow, whose Jango delights in his reputation as the neighbourhood sociopath, and Mitzi Ruhlmann as Corey's smart girlfriend, who's fast tiring of his reluctance to grow up – as was I.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Nicholas Verso’s evocative feature debut conjures a distinctive teen tale that flits between suburban adolescent hijinks and something more hallucinatory.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Too self-conscious to be scary, too studied to be emotionally alive.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Stand back from Boys in the Trees, as this inert Australian coming-of-age drama comes a cropper by the half-hour mark.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...essentially a winner...

0
ABC

ABC

press

Who knew to mesh the American Halloween aesthetic to Adelaide streets, skateboard culture and Dinosaur Jr?

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The young cast give it a good crack but cannot overpower the weight of contrivance.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Most of the energy in the piece comes from Holborrow, whose Jango delights in his reputation as the neighbourhood sociopath, and Mitzi Ruhlmann as Corey's smart girlfriend, who's fast tiring of his reluctance to grow up – as was I.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Nicholas Verso’s evocative feature debut conjures a distinctive teen tale that flits between suburban adolescent hijinks and something more hallucinatory.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Too self-conscious to be scary, too studied to be emotionally alive.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Stand back from Boys in the Trees, as this inert Australian coming-of-age drama comes a cropper by the half-hour mark.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...essentially a winner...

0
ABC

ABC

press

Who knew to mesh the American Halloween aesthetic to Adelaide streets, skateboard culture and Dinosaur Jr?

0

There aren't any user reviews for this movie yet.