It’s kind of like if Dream Daddy had a movie version.
This is my third time watching and at this point it’s almost unbearably kitsch. Still a decent film and well-made but there’s really no more nuance. It’s all-in on the sentimentality, peppered with cringey inspirational quotes, every character getting their hero’s moment, and an excess of moments to remind us of the film’s moral code. A tied-up ending and certainly satisfying to the series, but not so enjoyable on rewatch.
Scavenger Hunt 42 | An LGBT film from 2000-2010s.
I literally gagged at the "spit scene" all the reviews on this site are raving about. Miss me with that, you weirdos.
Otherwise, this film was unsatisfying and didn't really deal with the themes I was expecting. I did not connect with the characters, did not connect with the stylistic choices (that horrible gray filter), did not connect with any single thing about this movie.
Another boring movie about sad white men. A sad dad can't connect with his sad son who plays video games all day. It seems like an attempt to say something relevant and profound about contemporary grief processes, but it is really only relevant to probably the least interesting and least profound demographic of Americans. A ridiculous and disappointing melodrama.
This quote from Andrea Dworkin kept floating around in my mind as I progressed through the film: "Of course, I have…