I love this director. He seems to know what he's doing all the time, while being quite unique at it as well. I just saw CMBYT and it felt so European in every way, I'm honestly surprised how it managed to get nominated fo Best Movie at the Oscars.
It's a film that revives feelings of bliss from the past and nostalgia. Very well made technically - notwithstanding the numerous continuity errors. I liked the acting too.
Now the story lacked tension, which is not necessarily bad, but if you replace the gay love story with a straight one, all you get is an all too heard before sugarcoated sexual-awakening love story. Because there was hardly any conflict at all. Neither with society, nor with the family. And yes, the father obviously had a gay affair once, probably too weak to let it fully blossom. The son will get over his seasonal crush and move on to new territories soon. Unless there will be a sequel. And unfortunately they're already planning to make one.
They need rappers like me
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