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Timothée Chalamet’s Elio “looks up at Oliver in the reverent, desirous way that we look up at Greco-Roman statues, and clings to him like a brazen puppy. Chalamet is transparent, instinctual, and provocative, all without ever appearing to act. He simply is Elio. A precocious, curious boy who, for all his classical sophistication, behaves with a charming innocence and sincerity when confronted with the pangs of first love and desire.”
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Saoirse Ronan’s Jo is one of those awe-inspiring people who burn with the bigness and smallness of life.
She has the audacity to hold her hand out against the tsunami of time, willing it to stop, while simultaneously reaching with her other hand toward the future. She’s someone who wants it all, the whole world, her past and her future, and struggles to accept that she can’t have it. She’s a force of nature who must cope with the bewildering…