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Like You Mean It (2015)

When Mark commits to falling back in love with Jonah, he is forced to look at himself with unprecedented courage and honesty.

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Philipp Karner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kimberly Alexander ... Newscaster
Clayton Bailey ... Wedding Guest
Jason Boegh ... Waiter
Scotty Crowe ... Yungtseng
Kathy Deitch ... Receptionist
Andrew Dits ... Kyle
Mark J. Freeman Mark J. Freeman ... (as Mark Freeman)
Claudia Graf ... Isabelle
Beth Griswold Beth Griswold ... Wedding Guest
Lucy Karner Lucy Karner ... Lily
Philipp Karner ... Mark
James Konstantinidis James Konstantinidis ... Wedding Guest
Sheila Korsi ... Eva
Aida Lembo ... Secretary
Jeff Lorch ... Auditioner
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When Mark commits to falling back in love with Jonah, he is forced to look at himself with unprecedented courage and honesty. Written by Philipp Karner

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8 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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The World Premiere for "Like You Mean It" was at Outfest - Los Angeles' Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, held at the Directors Guild of America, on July 10 2015, with a Q&A following the screening including both male leads; Denver Milord and Philipp Karner, who was also the Director and Writer. See more »

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Mark: I'm so sorry, Jonah. You're a really kind, amazing man. I've never met anyone with a bigger heart than you. Fuck, you deserve someone who doesn't have to work so fucking hard to be nice to you, who likes being in the same room with you. I'm not that person. I'm not. I'm never gonna be.
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Good Movie!!
8 December 2015 | by blakeedwardboydSee all my reviews

Saw this film in LA and was surprised by it's simplicity and power. This is not a "gay movie". Yes, the focus of the story is on a gay man but we start to realize it's about his difficulty loving himself and hence others. We understand why and how life is increasingly challenging for him as he attempts (as a European in America) to manage his past and get healthier. Mainstream audiences may be reluctant to pay to see a film about a gay man but star/writer/director Philipp Karner handles the sex scenes and sexuality in a restrained manner which affords all of us an understanding of the gay culture without offending. As a straight man, I really enjoyed the movie. I highly recommend LIKE YOU MEAN IT...for its wonderful, economical writing, direction and performances as well as its ability to enlighten and entertain!


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