An exceptionally tender study of adolescence, closeted homosexuality, and bullying/cyberbullying. Antoine Olivier Pilon (Mommy) returns with yet another phenomenal role as Tim, a young man facing much hardship. He finds a means to overcome certain obstacles through non-violent measures; specifically, the 800m track and field race...
84/100 – Great.
Seriously?! We don't get Tim beating that jack-ass and telling him he should go suck some dicks maybe he would run faster then?
I'm not a big fan of happy endings but with this one being so slow-motion-hyped-cliche it just jumped the shark! With an ending!
Bullying can either make or break you. In this case, it's not clear which way Antoine Olivier Pilon's character is heading. He is in the middle of an identity crisis while the usual jerks in school just want to expose him. It's an honest, straightforward plot, caught up in its own good intentions. Pilon's intensity provides the fresh face the film needs.
Too noisy this film, too many ideas: bullying, dead mum, sport, gay, coming of age, suicide, bombs. Just too much stuff going on. Intentions were good but they had to concentrate on something. Bad ending with no story morale. Maybe because there were so many ideas going on in this film. I dont know, I expected something else.
the whole film is a mash-up of cliches and clunky plot devices. there are so many amazing films about what it's like to be gay and/or a teenager and this isn't one of them. the whole film lacked credibility. the setting had potential but all the film did was disappoint.