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A sentimental melodrama not worth your attention
on 2 July 2017
I found this a very sentimental and reactionary film. I would have hoped we had got past film making where gay characters have angst ridden lives and suffer in swooning ways but apparently not. Here the excuse for the self pity comes in the form of a character who is a mormon. Now, maybe there is a film to be made about mormons and their 'difficulties' with homosexuality but this isn't it. It's just generalised angst really, and the gay character who realises there is more to life than just casual flings is another horrid cliche of a part.
The performers do well - nothing wrong there. The writer clearly thinks he's writing a gay positive film, but actually isn't. This is melodrama and it's watchable but the sentimentality, the absurd coincidences, the cod philosophising and morality all add up to a very sickly dish indeed.