James (2008)

James (2008)

Director Connor Clements

Writer Connor Clements (screenplay)

Genre Short, Drama

Year 2008

Actors Niall Wright, Matt Jennings, Margaret Goodman, Gerry Doherty

IMDB : 6.6 (371 votes)


Description James has learnt to be withdrawn and secretive in a family with long buried secrets. Lonely and confused, he is drawn to one of his schoolteachers, Mr Sutherland, focusing on him as the one person who might understand his inner turmoil. When an older man approaches him in a public toilet, James panics and calls his mother, but refuses to tell her what happened. Late that night, James listens to his parents arguing about him. His fathers offhanded dismissal of his mothers concern results in a vicious row. When a devastated James turns to Mr Sutherland for help, the teachers response leads James to take an irrevocable step.


  • Dike Danila 2017-03-13 06:05:18
    niall wright was so brilliant in this movie....I am hoping that he would play in another good film like this...so I can see his good acting...not in random tv series
  • PL Townsend 2017-03-06 22:37:28
    My God, I'm 56 and within just fractions of a second, emotionally, transported back to my own childhood, my own realizations of 'what' I was to myself, on top of everything else I had to deal with...I just wiped the tears away; glad that I survived it all back in the early 7o's in the Midwest. Of course, there's always something to have to survive, isn't there?
  • david allsup 2017-02-09 04:10:59
    interesting that the boy just wants someone to talk to and the first man he goes to doesn't want to help in fear of being labeled a perv...the one who ended up listening was the perv.
  • nomotto 2017-01-11 04:08:07
    It is the craving of male companionship. Though, yes, the older man should have left him alone, but James desperately wanted male companionship and took what was offered. Many years ago, I spent a great deal of time and money, in giving kids like James a home, though my kids had been thrown out of their homes and living in abandon mill buildings and on a certain street, getting in the cars of strange man. The majority were not hustling and those that did, were trying to survive. It is not what they wanted. I rehabbed a huge abandon 3 family and gave them a home. It grew into two, with counseling and housemothers. The owners of the largest clubs, help me support it. Eventually, we received a state charter and funding. These kids have nowhere to go, their lost. We got them back in school and the majority went on, to live a decent life and many, much further. I had great financial success, as my life progressed, but my greatest joy, is reading the letters, of now men, for giving them a chance.
  • Llylith Chan 2016-09-15 22:47:26
  • navy Guy 2016-08-14 12:17:33
    thats very disturbing
  • classicjukebox 2016-08-01 11:36:35
    The Lord Jesus Christ CONQUERED SIN, DEATH AND SATAN! The Lord Jesus Christ WILL FIND AND SAVE EVERY ONE OF HIS LOST SHEEP. He will also destroy with eternal fire the unrepentant wicked at HIS GLORIOUS RETURN. NO man will be able to stand to the Great Day of His Wrath. God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them with fire from heaven was SET FORTH AS A WARNING AND EXAMPLE OF THE FATE OF THOSE WHO LIVE UNGODLY. Sexual immorality, which is all sex outside of heterosexual marriage is SIN. Homosexual lust is called "vile" "an abomination" and "against nature". He calls it "burning lust." For you mockers who hate this message, you can get out your calendar and count down the days until your appointment in which you will stand alone before the Almighty God, give account, and if your name is not found in the Book of Life, you will be cast into the lake of fire prepared for the Devil and His angels. But for you, who are His sheep, and hear His voice, trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, be washed in His blood and do not believe the LIES OF THIS WICKED HOMOSEXUAL community whose "love" is false...try going into a gay bar as a Christian and watch hell come out of these people. God can will deliver all of His people from this vile lust. Pray this: "God be MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER! I confess that homosexual and all sexual lust is SIN, and is an abomination your sight. I REPENT OF MY SIN. I CONFESS IT AS SIN...NOT A WEAKNESS...NOT AS SOMETHING I AM... Lord, DELIVER ME FROM THE CLUTCHES OF SATAN! Lord, strengthen me. Lord, open your precious Wrd to me. Cleanse me from my sin...wash me...cloth me with your righteousness. Give me a new clean heart. Help me DESPISE THIS EVIL. Never let me LIE to myself again! I believe Christ died for me, and that you have given me FORGIVENESS and your Holy Spirit to live in me. Help me now to deliver others caught up in this hell of lies. In the MIGHTY name of The Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN! Now, watch two videos to encourage yourself...titled "a former homosexual speaks out" here on youtube. SHUT YOUR EARS TO THE WICKED IN THE HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY WHO HATE GOD, AND WANT ONLY TO ABUSE PEOPLE SEXUALLY. PRAISE THE LORD FOREVER!
  • Wotan Wolf 2016-07-30 05:27:30
    the idiot boy in reallife i make sex with him. no problem, i protect him and he make much money for me (prostitute).
  • Klim Petrov 2016-07-17 02:41:24
    Smeliy malchik-malo ,kto bi smog ...
  • Brandon Formby 2016-06-30 08:46:55
    What is that little boys accent ok omg???
  • Joshua Dennis 2016-06-28 16:28:09
    This hurt my heart so much. I truly hope that he didn't do anything to James. The whole time I couldn't help but scream don't do it JAMES!!!
  • URwelcome21 2016-06-22 15:14:07
    all that was chanting in my head at 15:47 was.... NO NO NO turn around, DONT!
  • Carlos Luna 2016-05-09 08:03:03
    The end was so very touching broke my hearth because in somehow I was in the same situation when I was kid
  • Irishravr63 2016-05-07 22:50:06
    James was a 5th form pupil, he looked like a 12 year old boy, that older man is nothing short of being a paedophile.
  • jack andrew 2016-05-07 01:50:58
    I have always loved the Irish accent. I liked James in this movie. He looked like a very beautiful boy.
  • Louis 2016-04-24 19:31:07
    It's a shame that his teacher failed James so miserably. He obviously had a problem with his own sexual identity. The boy was reaching out to him as the only lifeline he could use, and the man was useless. Let's hope that less teachers are like that now, and more of them can be understanding and find a young man or woman a proper place to explore their private feelings. All James needed was the freedom & space to validate his feelings and not be ashamed!
  • Daniel Nguyen 2016-04-18 04:01:15
    Can someone give me an analysis on the old man, I'm so confused!
  • Arthur L 2016-04-14 17:56:38
    It's sad that the teacher felt so limited by "policy" and felt the need to send James away to the point of not seeing him anymore. Could have at least shown him giving good references on the topic such as PFLAG and The Trevor Project. Both can now be found by doing an internet search. At the time of this filming both at least had toll free numbers and addresses one could write to for helpful information. School Counselors should be well prepared to help LGBT students and and are expected to keep professional confidences.
  • Alan Stroup 2016-04-11 16:48:28
    As the movie depicts, a gay boy as a better chance of survival in the Hunger Games than dealing with unempathic and homophobic teachers and bullies for peers. One can only hope that the older adult is as much a loving mentor as the boy expects him to be.
  • TomBoyX R 2016-04-09 14:04:00
    The ending broke my heart! In many countries, there are not enough supports for the LGBTQ+ teens. And, that's why we need to create a safer environment for the kids where they can express their thoughts, desires, and identities not being threatened or scared. Moreover, teens with any sexuality definitely need more support to understand their sexual desires, and need education on sexual rights and sexual activity. So that, they can make conscious choices, and can protect them from sexual or physical abuse.

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