Nico and Dani (Krámpack)

Critics Consensus

Nico and Dani offers a refreshingly honest look at adolescence and sexual coming-of-age.

87%

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Total Count: 53

70%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,851
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Movie Info

16-year-old Nico travels from Barcelona to visit his best friend Dani at his parent's beach house on the Mediterranean. Determined to lose their virginity that summer, the boys grow closer and it becomes apparent that Dani has feelings for Nico, while Nico is not sure he feels the same way. Over the course of the summer, the two boys must acknowledge their different sexualities while still maintaining their friendship.

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Critic Reviews for Nico and Dani (Krámpack)

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (21)

  • Filmmaker Gay nimbly navigates the raging waters of burgeoning sexuality.

    Jun 29, 2001
  • For a movie that has been praised for its sensitive realism, Nico and Dani takes some large liberties.

    Jun 29, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Could be useful to a confused teenager, suggesting that we all have to choose our own paths in life.

    Jun 15, 2001 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Manages to be both joyful and unnerving in its unflinching portrayal of emerging sexuality.

    Jun 14, 2001
  • Although films about adolescents stumbling urgently toward sexual self-identity are plentiful, most are put to shame by the delicacy, poignancy, and honesty of Nico and Dani.

    Jun 1, 2001

    Jay Carr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • The film seems unfocused at times, but on reflection, stands out as an unusually sensitive and honest view of teen sexuality, straight or gay.

    May 25, 2001

Audience Reviews for Nico and Dani (Krámpack)

  • Feb 03, 2011
    An interesting "coming of age" story. Does I good job of showing the struggles of coming to terms with your sexuality. The struggle between exploring your true feelings and coming to terms with your feelings based on that exploration and simply doing what "society" expects of you to spite what you amy or may not be feeling. And more importantly it shows just how ridiculous it is to think that you have it all figured out based on one or two (early) experiences in life and how important it is to be open and honest with yourself and those who are close to you about what feels right for you. Sadly, the film ends on a rather flat and incomplete note - but for the most part it was rather touching. (No pun intended!)
    Robert C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2009
    I'm currently still squinting out of frustration. I swear for the last 3-4 minutes of this movie I suddenly got worried that I was going to hate the ending so I got very squinty. Turned out I was right. The ending was inconclusive, at least by my standards and that just frustrates me. Besides the ending though the movie as a whole wasnt too bad. It had some good moments, I was drawn to the characters, however, as a whole it wasnt that special to me. Not bad, but not great either. What did this movie teach me? that it is possible to watch an entire movie and still not completely understand what the title means. does anyone know what Krámpack means? I cant find a definition anywhere.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer

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