Reviews

  • Jan 30, 2016

    Marco Berger really knows how to show and how to handle emotion. In all of his creations the way he uses the camera is to create an atmosphere, a means to feel the tension that is building. He really has masteres in doing that, showing emotions, creating tension, narrating thoughts with his camera work. This is his very early movie and still it is really good, and feels like an early draft of what will come to be "Hawaii" his most perfect work till now.

    Marco Berger really knows how to show and how to handle emotion. In all of his creations the way he uses the camera is to create an atmosphere, a means to feel the tension that is building. He really has masteres in doing that, showing emotions, creating tension, narrating thoughts with his camera work. This is his very early movie and still it is really good, and feels like an early draft of what will come to be "Hawaii" his most perfect work till now.

  • May 30, 2015

    Bruno sees his ex-girlfriend Laura with her new lover and becomes super jealous and obsessed with getting her back. Initially he works his way back into her bed, but she refuses to get back together with him. After finding out her new lover, Pablo has previously been with a man, he hatches a plan b and ingratiates himself into Pablo's life in order to start rumours about him that will get back to Laura. This backfires when he gets along with Pablo better than expected, so much that his feelings take a turn he never anticipated. A sterling feature debut from Marco Berger tells a clever story well. The cinematography is very obsessed with the static camera shot and this has a tendency to slow down the pacing somewhat. A witty script is well acted and the original new-bromance story is novel.

    Bruno sees his ex-girlfriend Laura with her new lover and becomes super jealous and obsessed with getting her back. Initially he works his way back into her bed, but she refuses to get back together with him. After finding out her new lover, Pablo has previously been with a man, he hatches a plan b and ingratiates himself into Pablo's life in order to start rumours about him that will get back to Laura. This backfires when he gets along with Pablo better than expected, so much that his feelings take a turn he never anticipated. A sterling feature debut from Marco Berger tells a clever story well. The cinematography is very obsessed with the static camera shot and this has a tendency to slow down the pacing somewhat. A witty script is well acted and the original new-bromance story is novel.

  • Sep 15, 2014

    The two leads are no flower boys and yet really beautiful. Bruno's Plan B is a screwed up plan to start with but it's fun and then moving to see Bruno plot only to fall for his target, get lost, confused and then in love. The pace is slow but it makes the end super rewarding !!

    The two leads are no flower boys and yet really beautiful. Bruno's Plan B is a screwed up plan to start with but it's fun and then moving to see Bruno plot only to fall for his target, get lost, confused and then in love. The pace is slow but it makes the end super rewarding !!

  • Jul 19, 2014

    A slow burning gay love story with some great performances from the cast.

    A slow burning gay love story with some great performances from the cast.

  • May 13, 2014

    Definitely not the typical love story, and not for every viewer, but it came across as believable in the film's reality, though I doubt most men would ever do this.

    Definitely not the typical love story, and not for every viewer, but it came across as believable in the film's reality, though I doubt most men would ever do this.

  • Mar 28, 2014

    For a guy that isn't usually into sitting through foreign movies by myself this movie had me begging for more.

    For a guy that isn't usually into sitting through foreign movies by myself this movie had me begging for more.

  • Jun 10, 2013

    Plan B tem um sinopse interessante e vendido como comédia, logo me chamou a atenção. Bom, a comédia nunca aconteceu mas o filme surpreendeu, o diretor argentino Marc Berger acertou a mão no "bromance" do filme, tratando tudo com seriedade, sem cair no banal e com uma delicadeza digna de um Ang Lee. Primeiro filme do diretor o filme ainda tem um ar mais "amador", algumas cenas de prédios e paisagens por alguns minutos podem tentar emular um cinema europeu, mas vamos dar um desconto, era o primeiro filme do cara. Os atores estão bem no papel, e todo o ar sem graça ajuda na veracidade da coisa. Apesar de ser um bom filme, ainda penso que ele podia tomar um rumo diferente, se Woody Allen pega uma sinopse dessa, a coisa podia ficar épica.

    Plan B tem um sinopse interessante e vendido como comédia, logo me chamou a atenção. Bom, a comédia nunca aconteceu mas o filme surpreendeu, o diretor argentino Marc Berger acertou a mão no "bromance" do filme, tratando tudo com seriedade, sem cair no banal e com uma delicadeza digna de um Ang Lee. Primeiro filme do diretor o filme ainda tem um ar mais "amador", algumas cenas de prédios e paisagens por alguns minutos podem tentar emular um cinema europeu, mas vamos dar um desconto, era o primeiro filme do cara. Os atores estão bem no papel, e todo o ar sem graça ajuda na veracidade da coisa. Apesar de ser um bom filme, ainda penso que ele podia tomar um rumo diferente, se Woody Allen pega uma sinopse dessa, a coisa podia ficar épica.

  • May 14, 2013

    Everything in this movie is ugly.

    Everything in this movie is ugly.

  • Mar 09, 2013

    EXCELLENT MOVIE... as long as you don't mind the slow pace. It's not that the movie is slow, it simply builds up without any haste and draws to a very interesting and surprising conclusion. I find that most gay-themed movies rely on clichés to carry the plot to the end and that is why I found this film refreshing. It was original, it was well acted, the dialogue was crisp and to the point, and for a first-time director, this was simply excellent.

    EXCELLENT MOVIE... as long as you don't mind the slow pace. It's not that the movie is slow, it simply builds up without any haste and draws to a very interesting and surprising conclusion. I find that most gay-themed movies rely on clichés to carry the plot to the end and that is why I found this film refreshing. It was original, it was well acted, the dialogue was crisp and to the point, and for a first-time director, this was simply excellent.

  • Mar 09, 2013

    The irresistible poetic charge of this simple, genuine and deeply touching micro-budget art-house romantic drama reaches impressive emotional heights despite the movie's uneven editing, loose script, and budget constraints.

    The irresistible poetic charge of this simple, genuine and deeply touching micro-budget art-house romantic drama reaches impressive emotional heights despite the movie's uneven editing, loose script, and budget constraints.