8.0/10
12,465
47 user 100 critic

The Way He Looks (2014)

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 November 2014 (USA)
Trailer
1:44 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director:

Writer:

(script)
Reviews
Popularity
4,975 ( 610)
23 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend Giovana while figuring out the new feelings he's having towards his new friend, Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Stars: Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi, Ghilherme Lobo
Boys (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.

Director: Mischa Kamp
Stars: Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne
Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans
Shelter II (2007)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz
Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury
Free Fall (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant
Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan
Summer Storm (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Director: Aluizio Abranches
Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher
Just a Question of Love (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

Director: Christian Faure
Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Éva Darlan
Weekend II (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Meera Syal
Hawaii I (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship.

Director: Marco Berger
Stars: Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Ghilherme Lobo ...
Leonardo
Fabio Audi ...
Gabriel
Tess Amorim ...
Giovana
Lúcia Romano ...
Laura
Eucir de Souza ...
Carlos
Selma Egrei ...
Maria
Isabela Guasco ...
Karina
Victor Filgueiras ...
Guilherme
Pedro Carvalho ...
Fabio
Guga Auricchio ...
Carlinhos
Bárbara Pereira ...
Marta
Matheus Abreu ...
William
Naruna Costa ...
Professora Ana
Júlio Machado ...
Professor Rubens
Renata Novaes ...
Sandra
Edit

Storyline

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans. Written by Daniel Ribeiro

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Not every love happens at first sight.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Way He Looks  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,334 (USA) (7 November 2014)

Gross:

$101,137 (USA) (27 February 2015)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The script was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus - Script Station 2010. See more »

Goofs

During the camping trip pool scene, the pool side chairs which Gabriel and Leo go to sit down on are a noticeable distance apart in the long shot. When the shot changes to a close up, they are right beside each other. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Where were you? Out there alone in the dark?
Leonardo: It's always dark for me.
See more »

Connections

Spun-off from I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Beijo Roubado em Segredo
Written by Tatá Aeroplano and Juliano Polimeno
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Heartwarming, entertaining, poignant and relevant
29 July 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

First of all I feel like this is a must see movie, because although It's simple and nice but It's very sweet, relatable and bigger than the sum of its parts. This movie is most of all about being a teenager. Yes the main character is gay and blind, but he's only going through the process every teenager goes through in discovering himself. His unique perspective however is what makes this movie so amazing and moving. I loved this movie because it reminded me of what being a teenager is like, It will provoke in you a roller coaster of feelings and introduce you very realistically into Leo's life. The film feels very real, the cast is amazing and the chemistry between the leads is perfect, but what I liked most of all is the way the fact that the lead is gay and has a disability is handled. It's almost incidental and very subtle in the way it's introduced. Leo is not a poster kid and neither his sexuality nor his blindness define him.


27 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any movie like this? its perfection thealphakeno
The Ending *****SPOLIERS***** dkm1981
Need explanation for these 2 scenes irwanjuanda_ndson
Fabio Audi's age jamietalon
Leo's Father blindvias-071407
Made my top 10 films of the year! tbjohnso-806-746700
Discuss The Way He Looks (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?