Two moments of Jonas's life intertwine, each reflecting the other: in 1995, when he was a secretive teenager, and 18 years later, as an attractive and impulsive thirty-something looking for balance in his life.
Tommy Lee Baïk
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Niels Arden Oplev
Anders W. Berthelsen,
Sidse Babett Knudsen
Haven't seen a little indie like this that I've enjoyed this much in a long time. Kudos to:
1) Great acting
2) Great writing
3) A very interesting plot/story
4) The organic feel of the evolution of the story and characters.
I'm particularly in love with the character of Lily (Leah McKendrick) - she is outstanding. Both of the male characters, Beau (Patrick Zeller) and Caden (Matt Pascua) are excellent, but Lily steals the movie.
If I had anything to grouse about it would be that the story seems a little contrived at points (even with the organic feel I mentioned earlier), especially with the direction of the relationship between Beau and Caden. But hey, with Lily's force of personality and the central struggle of the story I bought it the first time through, so it works.
It could also be a little tighter in terms of directing. Otherwise it's a gem and one of the best gay films of the last several years. Thank you Stewart Wade, thank you actors one and all - really appreciate this work.
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