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Rainbow Time

Rainbow Time

Mar. 14, 2016 USA91 Min.
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8.6 1,104 votes

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Todd grew up under the strange shadow of his older mentally challenged brother Shonzi. As kids, Shonzi forced Todd to make action movies. As adults he pressures him to share love life details, even showing Shonzi a sex tape he made with an old girlfriend to help him cope when family tragedy hits. When their dad suffers a heart attack, Shonzi (now 40, and still a virgin) moves in with Todd and his new girlfriend Lindsay. Shonzi wants desperately to be included in their relationship like old times. When Shonzi’s begging become threats to reveal secrets from their past, Todd must find the courage to be honest with Lindsay, even if it means the end of their relationship.

Rainbow Time
Original titleRainbow Time
IMDb Rating5.9 285 votes
TMDb Rating6 2 votes

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  • jacobmackenzieApril 20, 2017Reply


    This film manages to explore some difficult issues without being
    depressing or condescending.

    The main character, Shonzi is developmentally delayed and he uses the
    sympathy this often evokes in others, as a weapon to manipulate them.

    This is a challenging film to make fun, enjoyable and positive but
    Linas Phillips, the director and writer (who plays Shonzi), succeeds in
    doing so.

    The film provides good insight into the challenges faced by Shonzi and
    those around him, but it avoids being tub thumping and over-emotional.
    The characters and the audience are treated as adults; sexuality and
    disability are explored with confidence and realism.

    I tend to see films that explore ”issues”, as educational rather than
    entertaining. But this is different. It is entertaining but I also felt
    I had effortlessly learned something new by the end of the film.

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