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Yossi (2012)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 May 2012 (Israel)
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The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

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The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$12,287 (USA) (25 January 2013)

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$116,207 (USA) (12 April 2013)
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Unpleasant sequel to Yossi & Jagger
18 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yossi is a sequel to but not a continuation of Yossi & Jagger, and I don't care that this movie doesn't carry that romance to new heights of ecstasy. This is a story of what happens to Yossi later in life; the fact that ten years later Jagger isn't still an integral part of it is both normal and fine with me.

What does offend me greatly is the way Yossi is presented as if his being over 30 and slightly heavier than an anorexic fashion model makes him gross and repellent, incredibly lucky if any man even slightly younger or thinner looks at him without vomiting or at least sneering. Obesity is far too extreme a term, and even overweight is unreasonable. Yossi is a normal size, and he is by far the sexiest man in this movie. It's any other man who's lucky to get him, not the other way around.

The movie's second great offense is Lior Ashkenazi, as Yossi's pseudo-friend and fellow cardiologist Moti. Somebody in addition to Ashkenazi himself evidently finds him overwhelmingly attractive, but not me. I can't stand him. The most disgusting, most infuriating movie scene I've seen in years has him bringing a girl into the bar toilet where Yossi is peeing and trying to work up a sleazy threesome even though Yossi clearly isn't interested.

I know Moti is supposed to be disgusting, as are several others in this movie; but I already know that most people - especially straight men (and, unfortunately, most young gay men, like a smug, insufferable jerk Yossi meets online, and even the supposedly hot but arrogant and ugly soldier Tom who forces himself on Yossi near the end) - are disgusting, and having offensive behavior rubbed in my face doesn't entertain me.

I love Ohad Knoller, and the older and beefier he gets the sexier he gets, but he's wasted in this sadly and annoyingly shallow movie. Eytan Fox laid an egg this time.


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