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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Henrique Amud's rating of the film California

    Person forgoes the minimum required character development and basic narrative structure for the sake of competitive name-dropping and the dullest ever 80s art direction so we are left with the most pointless nostalgia trip I've ever witnessed in Brazilian cinema, one in which even the motherfucking ellipses are badly handled. The worst of it all is that there was a story worth telling beneath all this.

  2. Reynaldo Goulart's rating of the film California

  3. flamingo jones's rating of the film California

    Absolutely nothing original or interesting about this story. Person chose to sideline the only compelling plot point— a gay man's struggle with AIDS in 1980s Brazil— in favor of every single coming-of-age teen movie cliché (atop set design that looks and feels like an Urban Outfitters '80s throwback catalog).