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Beach Rats (2017)

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On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Eliza Hittman's award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

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With just two films, Eliza Hittman has established herself as one of the premier chroniclers of wayward youth.

March 13, 2017 | Full Review…

"Beach Rats," a boldly irreconcilable drama, shows a character locating ugliness and horror within himself.

January 30, 2017 | Full Review…

A drama with a strong lead performance and even stronger sense of place.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Dickinson is quietly excellent in the lead role, conveying hints of the emotions that Frankie, immersed in his macho go-nowhere social circle, can't bring himself to articulate.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A film that has the precision of a great short story and the uneasiness of body horror.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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This is achingly delicate psychological territory, heavily dependent on just the right actor to make flesh its scripted subtleties - and Hittman has found him in Dickinson ...

January 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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