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A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a teenager, with an attractive ensemble cast. The film follows the lives of several teens and the challenges they face, in particular with their parents/guardians.Written by
There is a line spoken by one of the characters in this flick and it went something like this -"There are no good Icelandic movies!". Well for me this is surely one of them!
It actually made little sense beyond the kids being on summer break (even though they dressed like it was late Fall here in US) just getting drunk and vomiting. They argue with their parents then go party, party and get drunk. Then talk about getting laid. They run around drink, party, argue, and of course one of them kills herself! Which didn't seem to have too much of an affect upon anyone outside of the lead character Gabriel.
And he's what this flick is suppose to be about. Early in the movie he kisses a boy and get a thrill from it. Then at the end of the flick Gabriel tells the same boy he wants to hookup with him as boyfriend - end of movie! So you actually spend over an hour watching Icelandic teens drinking & vomiting & partying.
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