Going All The Way: The Director's Edit (DVD)
Mark Pelllngton's adaptation of Dan Wakefield's seminal novel about a young man coming of age in the 1950s is a timeless story of freedom and repression, friendship and family, sex and love, and the psychological and spiritual struggle to be true to one's self even if it means going against society's expectations.
Sonny (Jeremy Davies) and Gunner (Ben Affleck) form an unlikely friendship in the days following the Korean War. Gunner sets out to show Sonny what he's missing in life - namely, girls. Sonny realizes that a whole other life lies outside the confines of his small town.
Originally released in 1997, the newly re-edited and restored version of GOING ALL THE WAY completely upends the original cut, hews closer to the source novel, and cements the film as one of the most aesthetically fresh and thematically fascinating films of the 90s, as well as a testament to the ever-evolving possibilities of cinematic rediscovery.