Going All the Way

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Going All the Way ★★½ 1997 (R)

Korean War vets Sonny Burns (Davies) and Gunner Casselman (Affleck) find themselves becoming best buds after returning to their Indianapolis hometown in 1954. Gunner's the selfconfident stud, who vaguely wants to be an artist, while aspiring photographer Sonny's an anxious geek. The boys have mom troubles (Sonny's is a biblethumper while Gunner's is a seductive flirt) and chase girls with varying success but the true bonding is strictly male. Davies is appropriately twitchy while Affleck gets to effectively use his natural charisma. Wakefield adapted from his 1970 novel. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Jill Clayburgh, Lesley Ann Warren, Rose McGowan, Rachel Weisz, Amy Locane; D: Mark Pellington; W: Dan Wakefield; C: Bobby Bukowski.