Call Me by Your Name

2018

Call Me by Your Name

Critics Consensus

Call Me by Your Name offers a melancholy, powerfully affecting portrait of first love, empathetically acted by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

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Total Count: 335

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

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  • Apr 22, 2019
    I found myself awestruck by the beauty of this film, the locations and cinematography was nothing short of amazing. Timothy Celaman let's his presence be known with this roll, I appreciate every moment he was on screen, just memorizing. The writing and direction was also fantastic, story was a little choppy but no problem with me.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2018
    Beautiful scenery but about thirty minutes too long. Hammer and Chalamet are good but it is Stuhlbarg who really shines...his father-son chat at the end of film is quite moving and emotional. Nice to see people on screen reading for enjoyment. (2-17-18)
    John C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 02, 2018
    I am not sure why I enjoyed this film as much as I did. It doesn't communicate primarily through dialogue, the story is choppy, its heavy with the metaphors, and there are many scenes that seem to serve little to no purpose. However, the way the characters convey emotions and communicate without saying a word is amazing, the aura of escapism is wonderfully portrayed by using beautiful shots and the soothing sounds of Sufjan Stevens, yet not overdone like some fairytale. If this story were put in a vacuum it wouldn't interest me, but it makes you feel a certain way and takes you to a place that is pretty enjoyable.
    Sanjay R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Sun drenched and hazy like a dream to pass along the summertime, Call Me By Your Name is a quietly romantic and gorgeous film, full of aching melancholy and subtle storytelling. It is a quiet and slow paced film, sometimes emotionally distancing, but entrancing and by film's end, wholly enrapturing. Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet give incredible performances, so natural and casual, as to appear completely authentic. Michael Stuhlbarg gives another fantastic supporting performance and his late film monologue is stirring. Call Me By Your Name is not a big film in any sense. It is a small, intimate little sliver of budding sexuality and summertime nostalgia and is unsentimental and non-judgmental in every way. Rating: 89
    Bradley J Super Reviewer

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