This made-for-TV French coming-out film (A Cause d'un Garçon, 2003) has been released by Pecadillo before as You'll Get Over It (2004), the subtitle of this version. (I had hoped that a Blu-ray disc of Because of A Boy would be offered, but that does not seem to be the case.)
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Vincent and Noemie and Bruno are best buddies with typical teen dreams of travel after school. Vincent and Noemie are a couple and are virgins. Bruno likes Noemie but knows that she has eyes for Vincent. Benjamin is a new student at the school whose gaydar tells him that Vincent is interested. When they are seen together, Vincent is outed at school and to Noemie. Vincent's brother, never his fan, causes problems at home. Vincent's swim team buddies prove to be nastily homophobic, but the coach is not, and works with him separately. Bruno sees a chance opening up for him and Noemie, but does not abandon his good friend even as Noemie proves unreceptive, and ultimately brings Vincent and Benjamin together.
Vincent, of course, wants the close, comfortable relationship with Noemie to continue, but she is a realist. Like many TV fairy tales the loose ends all mesh together by the end, but we see only the tentative first steps by Vincent and Benjamin over the closing credits.
The Speedos are skimpy, and there is plenty of skin in the locker room, and Vincent and Noemie hook up as Vincent attempts to skirt the truth, but the male-male action is limited to kissing.
None of the school characters look their stated ages, but they are all fresh and bright and fill the roles well.
Although Because of a Boy is predictable, it is fun to watch the story unfold.