In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.
Haley Lu Richardson,
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge as seizures with devastating results.
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
Harry Lister Smith
An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
I was really looking forward to this film. The plot sounded very interesting and it really caught my attention. However, about 15 minutes into the film I came to the conclusion that this wasn't what I expected. Sadly, this film is poorly written, bland, and a major let-down. It had a lot of potentials, but sadly the director doesn't know how to convey a disturbing, and emotional story. The plot is interesting, yes, but you don't really care for any of the characters and you don't know why the things that are happening, are happening. Going into the film, I knew what I was getting into, yet coming out of it, I was confused on how they messed it up. This sort of plot could've worked incredibly. In conclusion, "Beach Rats" is a mess of a film where you feel no sympathy for any characters and are left bored at the end. The music is decent and the atmosphere of Brooklyn has a very nice feel to it. Other than that, I do not recommend this movie, and the fact it is getting praised almost everywhere, baffles me completely.
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