Duration: 97 min.
Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their friendship upon learning of it. Dexter and Erik start the journey to find "The Cure" they had read about in the local newspaper.
touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, dramatic, compassionate, harsh ...
friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes, coming-of-age, life & death, school, loneliness, bullying, parents and children, runaway, fantasy world, destiny, teenager, poetry, transformation, hopes ...
mississippi, usa, new orleans, california, new jersey