Has anyone else been suckered into watching this movie? UGH
It was on one of the Starz channels this weekend. Starz rated it 4 out of 4 stars (or maybe it was 5/5…whatever it had a top rating) I gave IMDb a quick look to see what ratings it had there. 8/10! The first 8 user reviews were 10/10!! So I recorded it to watch later.
BORING, disturbing in a pedophile way, looooong, creepy and BORING. Oh, and did I say BORING? Luckily I had it recorded - I FF through a lot of the last third of the movie. I was hoping something would catch my eye, but nope. I should have given up much earlier.
A 17-year-old boy falls in love with his father’s research assistant (adult male). The gay relationship isn’t what bothered me, but it was an adult having sex with a kid - CREEPY! The kid’s parents seem to condone it all. Neither of the actors is gay in real life, so there was no chemistry at all. I later read that Armie Hammer (adult lover) made many stipulations about nudity and the sex scenes. So that made for very robotic, forced acting.
The peach scene will turn your stomach. :eek:
Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay plus hundreds of award nominees. Why?
After it was over, I went a little deeper in the IMDb user reviews. There the 1, 2, 3-star reviews showed up…all with the same thoughts I had.