Bear Cub (Cachorro) Reviews

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½ January 5, 2011
Really liked this bear culture movie. A bit dissappointed that gay movies have to alway include aids into everything. But there were some very wonderful moments within.
½ July 13, 2010
this movie is about a guy who is a gay bear. bears in the gay community is someone who is often overweight and has a lot of natural hair. to tell you the truth, those gay bear types have always scared me, but we all have to overcome our phobias sonner or later, right?

well this film is in that funny spanish (i think its called castilian). any film in castilian has its characters sounding really fruity, so i couldnt take this film seriously. it seems motivated by political correctness, but very good acting pervades it. it is light hearted even though some serious taboo-shattering themes are at hand.
½ July 25, 2007
I enjoyed this immensely. Another movie that expands the definition of what a family is. I did find the ending a little abrupt but certainly worth watching.
August 4, 2007
Wonderful Movie. It's great because it doesn't deal with the cliché gay movie plot lines. No AIDs, not fight for acceptance, no dead boyfriend, no getting beat u ect. it is simply a story centering around a character who happens to be gay. yes it's subtitled but so what, some of the best movies are subtitled. it's a film step towards to "normalization" of homosexuality. No hackneyed stereotypical gays here. The character only noteworthy trait isn't that he is gay but that he is a well thought out multi-dimensional person. Score one for gay movies !
July 1, 2007
A beautiful story of love and family. The subtitles can zip by quickly sometimes, but you forgive and move on because the story is so beautiful.
½ January 29, 2007
An unconventional uncle becomes guardian to his young nephew in this sensitive tale. When he agrees to care for his sister's 9-year-old son Bernardo (David Castillo) for just a couple of weeks, Pedro (José Luis García-Pérez) decides it's best to curtail his active homosexual lifestyle. But the concerned uncle discovers that young Bernardo is wise beyond his years. When the boy's mother fails to return, Pedro must assume the role of parent. I would recommend this film to people who want to see a more diverse look at gay culture and to people who just want to see a heart warming film. It was nice to see a film focused on the 'bear' community within the gay culture. One of the better gay movies out there. Oh, and the dialogue movies at rapid speed. I had to rewind several times to keep up with the subtitles.
½ July 13, 2014
Earnest but overly sentimental.
December 18, 2011
The movie had moments but I never felt too close to any character. Worse, watching on Logo means there are glaring holes in the version due to editing out of sex scenes.
April 30, 2011
It's hard for me to review gay films as I generally hate them all for the fact that they are so poorly written wannabe soft core porn it's embarrassing to endure them. There are exceptions - and Bear Cub is one. It still suffers from gay movie trappings with the opening of the film being a big bear sex scene - which I don't think is even remotely sexy or titillating (it's actually quite vulgar seeing a fat guy with and erection standing over another fat guy trying to put a condom on) - it's an opening fail. But what happens after that is a really sweet meditation on the meaning of love, life and family in an unconventional world. Performances are all uniformly strong and the relationship between Bernardo and Pedro is wonderfully handled and unexpectedly moving.
January 26, 2010
I wish I could really rave and rant here, but I won't. First though it was a SOLID acted foreing film. The plot was really good and moving and if you could see beyond the gay backdrop, it really had some powerful moments, especially at how the young boy was so thoroughly angry at his mom for getting into the drug businss and 'losing' her over something like that. Sadly though it also points out that the 'gay' culture still hasn't learned at how to be responsiable. Droping a guy who wanted to take the time to get to know you, rapmant drug use among the 'bears' and over done bath house sex and anymous sex mentality and park encounters are still displayed in this movie and I wonder if the author was talking about his own experiences as it is a sad commentary at how much the gay community has not learned. But now with that aside, I still recommend it for the sold story telling, but it really has nothing or very little to do with 'bears' as a healthy community. Though some of the banter between the gay characters was funny and certainly worth it!
January 17, 2010
The BEST gay movie I've seen in a long time, Wish I hadn't left the DVD in the draw for so long. The BEST portrayal of gay men (bears) in a movie EVER.
½ January 10, 2007
Cachorro (Bear Cub in the US) is the story of a gay man who agrees to temporarily host his nephew while his sister travels to India. Despite his apprehensions about exposing his young guest to drugs, and sexuality, the nephew demonstrates a surprisingly liberal attitude to his uncle's lifestyle. The kinship that developes between the two characters is tested when the boy's mother is unable to return home and custody of the nephew is in question.
The cinematography is interesting, the chemistry is right, and the story bravely confronts morale issues regarding gays raising children.

And then there's the men. An observant blogger recently wrote "Beards are the new dick". I agree entirely, and this film's cast is full of eye-candy. A must see for men who like their men burly.
This is definately my favourite gay interest film.
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