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Leo's Room (2009)
"El cuarto de Leo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 July 2010 (Uruguay)
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Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martín Rodríguez ...
Leo
Cecilia Cósero ...
Caro
Gerardo Begérez ...
Seba
Arturo Goetz ...
Juan
Mirella Pascual ...
Madre de Leo
Rafael Soliwoda ...
Felipe
Carolina Alarcón ...
Andrea
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Eduardo
Leonor Svarcas ...
Alicia
Sylvia Murninkas ...
Leticia
Sebastián Serantes ...
Javier
Pablo Dive ...
Gustavo
Diego Arbelo ...
Alvarito
María Victoria Césperes ...
Paulita
Ana Pouso ...
Rosario
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Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts without either truly grasping the other's problem. Written by Anonymous

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Great up to a point
1 May 2011 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

This movie quickly drew me in. Leo's a lovable character. Not only is he hot as portrayed by Martín Rodríguez, but he's a lot like the puppy that his ex-girlfriend gifts him. A bit clueless, and liable to ruin your rugs, if not your heart. He seems a sweet gentle caring guy but he's not yet clued-in to his homosexuality.

I think it's great that he finally starts to open up to his shrink but the ending left me wanting more. The road-trip seemed to come outta left field and it really doesn't bode well for his actually facing who and what he is. I think that the director realized that he had a lovable character but that the story hadn't progressed to the point where we could have a happy ending and that's what this movie really called for.

I felt that Caro's story could have been better interwoven into the whole if one wanted a more cohesive movie but as a gay man wanting to watch a gay-themed movie I'm just as glad that there wasn't too much screen time spent on those aspects.

I WOULD have liked to see more interaction between Leo and his brother and Leo and his mother. I felt that the stoner guy was really unnecessary except as a plot device to make Leo's take-home dates more awkward.

Definitely not a waste of time but still not quite mainstream quality fare.


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