Not a really great Romanian realism-thing, but I do like how the film portraying its reality while trying to achive its tragedy. Like most of Romanian New Wave thing, the film did gave a quite concrete problem. But I do like how the film didn't feel like to put its realism under the feet of humanity.
the best thing about Loverboy was the open space in which the character lives. Not only the design, with the small, open restaurant next to it, where danger can invade at any time, but also Lucas transit movements through places who could, but won't shelter him, including his relation to Veli. Perhaps a bit too antibourgeois, but then it draws its suspense out of pointing at this specific attitude in the audience.