Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Duration: 89 min.
An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, David's home life is falling apart. As he tries to cope with the impossible situation, the troubled and impressionable teenager falls under the spell of Kenny, a georgous, thirty-something, has-been actor turned theatre coach. When Kenny's "support" escalates into seduction, David slowly decends into an abyss of drinking and drug addition from which he must escape if he is to survive. CRUTCH is a dramatic tale of the confusion of youth and the difficulties in finding oneself.
emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological
coming of age, suburbs, dangerous attraction, addiction, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, suburban life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, family problems, rehabilitation, innocence lost, parents and children, sexual abuse, sexual relations, social decay, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, society, family relations ...
contemporary, 21st century