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Description James has learnt to be withdrawn and secretive in a family with long buried secrets.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.


  • Alastair Gilroy 2014-10-21 14:05:41
    Good film there. Highlighting do many issues. Really enjoyed it
  • diversity71 2014-10-14 23:29:17
    It's already difficult being a teenager. It's much more difficult being a gay teenager.
  • Jon Kent 2014-09-12 17:37:50
    This is what can happen when young people, confused about their sexuality, have no mone to turn to for sympathy and advice. In a way what James finally did was entirely and sadly predictable... hr turned to someone who offered him understanding even if it came at a terrible price. A fine movie. P.S. The real shit in this movie is the cowardly teacher.
  • CLO REX 2014-08-30 22:17:36
    Brave and realistic, very good film
  • iAmMikoe 2014-06-26 11:35:42
    I finally know what the napkin said, it said "unlock your door"
  • cando64 2014-06-23 05:44:56
    Beautifully done but truly heartbreaking. A brilliant young actor as well.
  • Peperica98 2014-06-09 07:45:29
    :) . . . . I'm gonna go kill myself now
  • Blowie 2014-06-08 05:53:02
    Endings so sad... ;-; great film tho :)
  • Cottam69 2014-05-15 16:24:03
    Excellently acted. But really upset me the ending
  • mickeymouse2able 2014-05-09 00:00:39
    damn, all those awards, yeh!
  • mickeymouse2able 2014-05-08 23:54:20
    Maybe James found true love later and became an activist or helped others. I hope so. I know it's a movie, but it rings so true. Poor little James and all the other James in the world.
  • mickeymouse2able 2014-05-08 23:45:49
    I don't think the old man at the end wanted sex. I would like to believe that he REALLY did want to help James with answers. I felt the SAME exact way at James age and even when I got a little older. you would think that in New York City you don't have these kinds of issues, but it's not true. there is sooo much homophobia in this city. even in 2014.
  • mickeymouse2able 2014-05-08 23:42:20
    he's so cute. this little actor really captures confusion in his face and eyes, not about himself so much but about why the adults don't get him and don't want to talk to him about being gay, etc. I think.

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