I didn't find much of interest in this coming-out story. It's been popular with festival audiences but it's bland fare, of little consequence unless it encourages (male) teenagers struggling with their sexuality.Steven Carter (Ben Silverstone) is a 16 year old gay British school boy, frustrated at having to conceal his sexuality from his family and school mates. His frustration increases when the object of his lust - straight-acting, popular all-rounder student John Dixon (Brad Gorton) - unexpectedly returns his attentions… but only in private. Get Real has all the staple ingredients of the coming out genre - the funny, female confidante (the talented Charlotte Brittain, criminally wasted here), bullying at school, parents finding out etc. - but they're just cliches here, employed without freshness. While Steven is blessedly free of angst, the tortured self-obsessed John more than makes up for it. Silverstone is comfortable in the lead role, and quite funny when Patrick Wilde's screenplay (based on his stage-play "What's Wrong With Angry") allows it. But the film's chief incidents are either unremarkable or unbelievable, and the background characters (the concerned but intuitive mother, the dimwitted bully) too thinly-sketched to be interesting. An exception is one of Steven's fellow editors on the school journal, but I left at the end before I could catch her name in the credits.Track down Beautiful Thing, a similarly-themed film from 1996, instead.