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Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name (2017)


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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 boy, 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.


Critic Reviews for Call Me by Your Name

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (8)

In attaching sinuous style and casual sexiness to a universal ache, [Luca] Guadagnino has come away with real wisdom. Sweet and salty, his movie burns like a suntan.

February 2, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Unforgettable on every level, the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

A powerfully erotic and affecting love story, albeit one so closely and intimately observed that the term "slow burn" seems almost inadequate.

January 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The final beats of Guadagnino's adaptation galvanize two hours of simmering uncertainty into a gut-wrenchingly wistful portrait of two people trying to find themselves before it's too late.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

First-summer-of-love movies are a dime a dozen, but Guadagnino's new variation on this well-trod genre pulses with beauty and insight, like some lost Eric Rohmer classic.

January 24, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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It's not to be missed.

January 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Call Me by Your Name

Although it is not always subtle and can be a bit repetitious sometimes, this is a touching coming-of-age drama that benefits from an excellent performance by Timothée Chalamet (a revelation) and understands so well the insecurities and anguish that come with first love.

Carlos Magalhães
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