Booboo Stewart is a great actor but I found his part Blackfoot American Indian ancestry to be a bit distracting visually among his "pure" Asian family -- or maybe it was his previous playing an American Indian werewolf in one of the Twilight movies. Nevertheless, his acting was good enough to suspend disbelief most of the time.
The plot, as I was told it was thus:
Nick, who has Asperger's syndrome, struggles to carry on after the death of his brother Chaz. Their parents have their own problems coping with the loss, but Chaz's best friend takes Nick under his wing.Actually, it's Chaz's best friends who take Nick under his wing. Since there is no gay mention in the synopsis, perhaps I should have known better. I found the movie to be very interesting anyways but not for the LGBT reasons. That part came way too late and was way too rushed. Of course, if I were a 15 year old watching this on an ABC/Disney television channel and not exposed to much of anything, I'd probably feel different.
Anyways, even just to see BD Wong, Harry Shum Jr and Booboo Stewart, if nothing else, it's worth a watch. Actually most of the male cast involve really pretty boys. It's actually a little distracting, like I'm watching Star Cinema but everyone is speaking English with a Valley Boy accent. My hope is that Quentin Lee can find more nuanced, deeper stories in the future to direct.