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So, I see a LOT of movies. And, I can't always explain why I liked something...I just DID. That's the joy of living alone...I don't HAVE to explain myself...or do the dishes. ;-)
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Good premise with impressive performance by Dan Futterman. The movie is based on a play, though it sounds like there were a lot of liberties taken in the translation. And, it works for the most part. You can't help but chuckle at some of the 'reality' of the gay life being depicted and cringe during the painful moments. A lot of reviewers had difficulty warming up to the main character. But, I liked the guy. Definitely attractive. Definitely a charmer. But, besides that, regardless of how uncool he might have behaved towards some of the other characters, when all was said and done, he was trying to get somewhere. And, in his uncool, somewhat jerky way, he was trying to get them to get somewhere too. I don't know that he succeeded in teaching his targets any lessons. But, I'd like to delude myself into thinking he did. Cuz, if you can't be deluded by charming, attractive guys, what the hell is this world coming to? ;-)
I enjoyed seeing a film with gay characters that wasn't one of the standard 'confused homo comes out' or 'painstaking yearning for love' or 'discovery of identity through excessive usage of partying, random sex, and bitchy interactions'.
Everyone else seems to LOVE this movie. Though, entertaining enough, I can't say it's a summer 'Must See' by any stretch. Good acting and effects but overall just wasn't entirely engaged through much of it.
Let me just say, if you tend towards motion sickness in the LEAST, this could be a rather difficult film to make it through. The hand held camera had me feeling woozy within the first 30 minutes...and it just got worse. Interesting film...but, not easy to sit through.