The original French title of this movie is "A Course d'un Garcon".
Three friends are in their final year at college on the outskirts of Paris: two guys, one girl - one guy is gay, the other straight, and the girl is the gay guy's girlfriend. Confused? You won't be, for it's all presented in an easy manner. But the gay guy, Vincent, is not yet 100% certain of his sexuality. And whilst his straight friend stands by him in these turbulent times, the girl eventually concludes that Vincent is only using her as a point of solace. And then there's Vincent's family as well, to whom he comes out during the movie: there's the pushy father, the worried mother, the out-of-work brother.
Does the film draw me in emotionally? To a degree, but I can think of better coming-out movies than this one. Its fault - if it is one - is that it is perhaps too real, to everyday. Vincent is outed at college by a fellow student to whom he made a pass, and he is outed at home by his resentful elder brother. It's not a warm feel-good movie. These lives are normal run-of-the-mill lives. Its realism is confirmed by the lack of a denouement at the movie's end, although it does end on an upbeat. (I did wonder, when seeing that the screenplay was written by someone called Vincent Molina, whether it was semi-autobiographical. It certainly has that feel.)
Surprisingly perhaps for a French movie, it isn't particularly sexy, and there is no real emotional attachment by our hero to anyone. He spends a lot of the time looking dazed as people talk to him, and the guy playing Vincent (Julien Baumgartner) is probably a little too old to be playing a seventeen-year-old; but he's still cute, like a young Brad Pitt - and as a leading member of the college swimming team, there's a lot of nakedness on hand!
Apart from some promos of other movies, there are no extras.