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El cuarto de Leo (2009)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 16 July 2010 (Uruguay)
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
... Madre de Leo
Rafael Soliwoda ... Felipe
Carolina Alarcón ... Andrea
... 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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Leo: Remember I told you I'd met someone?
Juan: Yes, I remember.
Leo: Well, the thing is...
[crying]
Leo: The thing is... his name is Seba. Sebastian.
Juan: So? Why are you crying? Don't you like the name? Sebastian is a beautiful name. What's the problem?
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80% brilliant, 20% confused
18 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Like other reviewers I was really sucked in and thoroughly enjoyed the first 80% or more, but then it seemed to lose itself slightly.

I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I won't go into detail. It is just a shame the director couldn't have continued with the same attention to detail and intrigue that was so evident in the first hour or so of the movie.

I would have to disagree with other reviewers regarding Caro. Some felt she was totally unnecessary, but for me she was essential to the story. At the point she entered the story there was a similarity between Leo and her, i.e. they both had unresolved issues. This for me added an extra dimension to the movie, which meant it transcended the usual coming of age / coming out of the closet flick.

Where I would agree, as far as Caro is concerned, is that this story arc was not resolved in a way that made it as integral to the overall protagonist's journey as it could have been.

To be honest, had I rated it after 85% I would probably have given it a 9, but the last 15% just didn't do it for me. Maybe after a few days reflection I might feel differently.

All of that said, I would still recommend it as there is so much to like about and so many interesting characters.


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