*SPOILER ALERT* 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!
The promising performance by its lead star is crippled by the lackluster screenplay. The film is explosive at times in its portrayal of psychological trauma and teenage tentativeness, and yet 1:54 ultimately failed when it tried to stretch its subject matter beyond any reasonable conclusion.
Ja, diesen Grundplot hat man schon oft gesehen, aber Mobbing passiert ja auch weiterhin an den Schulen. So lange hat es Legitimation, Filme darüber zu drehen, die schlicht die aktuelle Wirklichkeit abbilden. Der Twist am Ende ist etwas schulmeisterlich geraten. Pilon spielt wieder mal phantastisch. Insgesamt ein solides, packendes Werk.
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.
This film squanders an opportunity to reflect poignantly on the toxicity of adolescent pressure to conform, thanks to a frankly ludicrous final act. It's an ENORMOUS shame, because much here has potential, from the lead performance to the director's ability to capture teenage behaviour naturalistically. Warning: I'm a gay man, and I found the sensationalism of the ending bordering on offensive.
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.
In der Falle falsch verstandener Rollenzuweisungen bleibt auch dieser Film stecken und beschreibt die Unmöglichkeit männlicher Befindlichkeit. Ein schlechter Film, weil er unfähig ist, Handlungsalternativen aufzuzeigen. Im Grunde ist das dargestellte Dilemma konstruiert und gequält konservativ: ein sehr schlechter Beitrag zur Emanzipation schwuler Männer!