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Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 14 May 2009 (Germany)
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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

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Tom Gustafson

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Cory Krueckeberg (as Cory James Krueckeberg), Tom Gustafson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanner Cohen ... Timothy
Wendy Robie ... Ms. Tebbit
Judy McLane ... Donna
Zelda Williams ... Frankie
Jill Larson ... Nora Bellinger
Ricky Goldman ... Max
Nathaniel David Becker ... Jonathon
Christian Stolte ... Coach Driskill
David Darlow David Darlow ... Dr. Lawrence Bellinger
Parker Croft ... Cooper
Brad Bukauskas ... Cole
Reid Dawson Reid Dawson ... Russ
Alexander Aguilar Alexander Aguilar ... Taylor
Yoni Solomon Yoni Solomon ... Bradley
Colleen Skemp Colleen Skemp ... Becky
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Storyline

If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way. After his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he stumbles upon a recipe hidden within the script to create the play's magical, purple love-pansy. Armed with the pansy, Timothy's fading spirit soars as he puckishly imposes a new reality by turning much of his narrow-minded town gay, beginning with the rugby-jock of his dreams. Ensnaring family, friends and enemies in this chaos, Timothy forces them to walk a mile in his musical shoes. The course of true love never did run smooth; it's a bumpy ride. Written by Anonymous

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A musical dream come true.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fairies: A Musical Dream Come True See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$864, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$123,789

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,789
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In the scene from All Things Shall Be Peace, as the characters and Ms. Tebbit are under the tree, Cole (in the gray shirt) is standing behind Ms. Tebbit and Donna. In the next shot, Cole is kneeling in front of them. In the next shot Cole is standing behind them again. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: I'm not a lesbian. That's your fantasy. I'm heteroflexible.
Timothy: Ya know, why don't you two just get it on already?
Frankie: I've tried.
Timothy: Have you?
Max: Heteroflexible?
Frankie: I'm straight, but shit happens.
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Remake of Fairies (2003) See more »

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Were the World Mine
Music by Jessica Fogle
Lyrics by Cory Krueckeberg
Performed by Tanner Cohen and Nathaniel David Becker
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Promises so much; delivers a lot - but less than expected
4 January 2018 | by eschetic-2See all my reviews

Taking the concept of a "love potion" (the elixir which, painted on the eyes of a sleeper, will cause the "victim" to become enamored with the first he or she sees on awakening) from Shakespeare's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (being done in a high school production at the behest of a strangely "arty" teacher), but eschewing all the other substance of the play, WERE ALL THE WORLD MINE is a semi-musical whose healthy but overly optimistic premise is that bigotry will not survive experiencing the object of the bigotry first hand. It is only a semi-musical although it would seem to like to be more. Nearly all Shakespeare's plays had music in them, but seldom more than the two or three passing songs that the play-within-a-play in WERE THE WORLD... indulges in, and more to the pity, none of these are set to the Bard's lyrics. While somewhat shaky in construction, the cast and physical production of WERE THE WORLD... make it a mild pleasure, but it would be far *more* pleasurable had the author/director incorporated more of Shakespeare and less of well meaning contemporary farce.


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