Sunday, July 13, 2014

Monster Pies is a 2013 coming-of-age movie by Lee Galea.

Nerdy Mike falls for handsome new boy Will, and the two comic book lovers start falling in love after they re-imagine Romeo & Juliet for an English class project as a monster comic book in which the Wolfman and Frankenstein want to be in love. Set in the early 1990s, the boys suddenly realize they have to find a way to be themselves...

Sounds hoary, but it's not.

The title refers to Mike and his little brother, who made "monster pies" out of mud in the sandbox as a way to keep scary monsters away. But such solutions are no help in adolescence.

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