Coming out of the closet is amazing, stupid, scary and magical. Either you have a cheap IKEA closet or a magnificent ebony wood closet, it's always a journey leaving it behind to embrace freedom. Show this to all the kids!
Not entirely original, but it's an engaging cinematic experience. Connor Jessup steals the whole damn show with an impressive, visceral, and sexy performance. The musical montages felt like Dolan copycatting (Dolan himself copying Kar-wai) and the body horror felt Cronenberg-esque, but the elements played off each other nicely.
A very unique and entirely confident film with a kind of confused idea of who it's audience is. It plays like a kids movie with the hamster but the rest of the subject matter is AO. Some beautiful psychedelic sequences hold it together but it relies too heavily on the soundtrack. 2.5 stars
The film is cute: a bit too clunky on the family drama; super-duper soundtrack; lovely colours; and that kiss scene was very steamy... even if Oscar's apathy was bugging me a little. The film could have amped up the volume on a couple of key moments. All the symbolisms and metaphors were a nice touch, but... who the fuck casts Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster?!
worked wonderfully on many levels, although the big dramatic moments felt way too intense for what was actually happening. and i'm still not sure about the speaking hamster. but anyway: best trailer of the year
Five stars because it has a great beginning and a better end. The tone of the movie is so fresh and engaging. The hamster that talks is such a great addition as a companion of the hero in this story.
A great coming of age movie.