Jeremie, a young man at his breaking point, leaves Paris to return to his intrusive mother in Limosin.Jeremie, a young man at his breaking point, leaves Paris to return to his intrusive mother in Limosin.Jeremie, a young man at his breaking point, leaves Paris to return to his intrusive mother in Limosin.
"Boys like us" also tells the sentimental problems of three gays but the results were always credible and the movie ,whilst showing respect for the audience , was accessible to anyone .
This one may make some take to their heels after 30 minutes because the scenes don't make any dramatic progression ;but fortunately , Natalie Baye appears as a mom who calls her boy "chiffon" (=rag) ,hence the title ;Baye could blow anyone off the screen but her part is underwritten,and she was never given a single chance to really shine ; she's not so over possessive a mother ,one has seen worse in this field. Theo Christine gives his director a run for his money in the scene by the pool , one of the rare ones in which the movie seems to go somewhere .On the other hand, Laura Calmy's hysterical fit of anger is absolutely unbearable :did she want to surpass Liz Taylor in "who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Happily , she's got only one scene !
The movie is supposed to depict a gay man's jealousy ,but it's hardly obvious (his partner,a vet ,has an affair with another man,his mother is helped by a man who might take her from him ,but these scenes are few and far between) and it does not compare favorably with Chabrol's "l'enfer" .
- Jul 12, 2021