(Old impressions, not based on a recent viewing)
There's a scene in the movie where the lead mocks an older gay couple, a pair which comes of like the warmest, gentlest people, the type you'd never make fun of if you're a decent person.
That was the scene when I knew I was watching something special. I was that kid at one point. I was that kid who was insecure about his sexuality and instead of being honest about it, I projected my inability to accept myself to others.
That was the kind of honesty that is hard to admit.
165/250 Letterboxd Top 250
Easily the most uncomfortable viewing I've had in a while. I would have fucking died if I had seen this in the theater. I paused the movie about a thousand times just because it made me cringe so much, not because it was in anyway bad, the movie just is so through and through awkward and uncomfortable.
The appeal is obvious, the movie portrays a middle schooler (Kayla) in a realistic way: hunched over posture, zits,…