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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 8 February 2013
This tells the tumultuous story of Erik and Paul who met on a sex phone line and hooked up. Erik played by Thure Lindhardt (`Flame and Citron' and `Brotherhood') is a film maker which means he has a lot of down time, so gets `up' to stuff on the phone, if you get my drift. He is a Danish immigrant to the Big Apple and falls for the dashing but closeted, lawyer Paul - Zachary Booth (`Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'). After a tentative but passionate start they start to get to know each other and that is when Pauls' habit for cocaine rears its ugly head.

This spans a nine year period from 1998 and deals with the ups and downs, no pun intended there, with their relationship, trips to rehab, infidelity and the seeking of solace in hollow and empty sex, just like everyone's life at some point probably - if you are lucky enough that is. After all there is nothing worse than a dull life, but the problem with that is the pain that love can and often will put you through.

This is filmed in an unobtrusive way and the acting is all brilliant Thure Lindhardt really holds the whole thing together and comes across as both genuine and caring. There is a fair bit of horizontal gymnastics but all done in the best possible taste, so nothing too strong to worry about or indeed look forward to. This though is a very honest exploration of a relationship with all its' attendant problems and the inevitable ultimatums that only real love can force you to make.

This is mostly in English with a touch of Danish with a run time of 101 minutes but is so engaging that it feels shorter, whilst there are some painful to watch scenes, that is only because the actors have gained empathy which draws you into their story. This is for fans of gay cinema and actually anyone who cares about relationships or a love story that hurts- recommended.
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on 28 June 2017
After watching a lot of really good gay cinema during the last couple of weeks, this movie was like a lead balloon that completely destroyed my positive mood. There is not one single character to like in this movie. There was no real joy expressed between the two main actors at all, which made their relationship totally unbelievable. There is nothing romantic, sexy and touching about misery and self destruction. The sound track sounded like the sound of fingernails scrapping down the chalkboard and just added to grey tone of this torture - thank God for the mute button.
I get the strong feeling that this movie script was written by an intellectual who lives in their head and has never experienced love from the heart.
I will give credit to the lead actor Thure Lindhardt, who was the only person to remotely seem human in this film. Save yourself from wasting money on buying this film - there are many other excellent gay themed movies you can buy instead, that will uplift you and not bring you down.
Very disappointed with this one and better to leave the lights off!
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on 1 March 2014
Admitedly I bought this for the semi gay porno sex scenes (reason why I buy most of the gay films I buy). But this one is a little different. The guys are hot. The sex is also hot. Addiction is not. A watchable film.
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on 11 September 2016
Good story well cast and well filmed.
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on 21 March 2017
Blah blah
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on 28 April 2016
I didn't get to the end - sorry
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on 5 August 2013
Topical, awesome, true to life. Resonates with issues in any gay man's life and while people from other walks of life will empathise. Beautifully and heart brakingly well played by the actors.
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on 23 April 2017
I love this film. If youre thinking about watching it stop it and just watch it.
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on 16 July 2015
Great price and DVD, was exactly as the description said it would be.
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on 7 September 2016
Boring
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