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Like You Mean It (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 December 2015 (USA)
When Mark commits to falling back in love with Jonah, he is forced to look at himself with unprecedented courage and honesty.


Philipp Karner

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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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


[last lines, reading his letter]
Mark: "Dear Jonah, this is a list, in no particular order, of some of the things that I appreciate about you and will never forget. If you ever think of me sometime in the future, I hope you don't just remember the bad moments but some of the beautiful ones we shared, as well. I know I will. Okay, like I said, in no particular order..."
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Honest depiction of a relationship in turmoil.
12 April 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Mark is an actor who like many is struggling; he is having other problems and has a past of mental issues. He decides that he wants to reconnect with his caring partner – Joshua. The thing is he does not know how and in trying to do so he starts to learn more about who he actually is.

We follow him and his partner Joshua on their journey and it can be slow going at times – but life is hardly a white knuckle roller coaster ride all of the time – so I am fine with this. The issues they have seemed to be universal and not just limited to the gay community and that is exemplified by some of their straight friends who have alternate relationship issues.

Now as I said this can be slow in places but it is the resonant honesty about the characters and situations that will pull you in and make you care. It is all handled in a very adult way. It is also acted extremely well and the cinematographer has done a rather excellent job with the complimentary and often inventive camera shots. There are some bedroom scenes here too but nothing to frighten the horses or anything. It is one for people who like their films to be more on the contemplative side and if that is your thing then I am sure you will find a lot here to appreciate.

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