I hate this fucking movie. In 24 hours, Ari fucks and sucks his way through his girlfriend and several male partners, does grass, pills, booze, cocaine, gets arrested and beaten by the cops--yet through it all, remains squeaky clean Adonis--no bloodshot eyes or vomit from the mouth of this Greek god! Gritty, realistic cinema? Hardly! Ari is a nihilistic layabout--it takes 104 minutes to make this point? Gratuitous.
Existential musings of a hedonistic boy through a night journey in an Australian city, his definitive realization that his life is his own,and nothing can come between - not his strict cultural upbringing, definitely not the double jeopardy imposed upon his being gay and foreign. The film's unrelenting depiction of sexuality and alienation is triumphantly presented by the sensitive direction and truthful performances