I found this to be a refreshing film and very satisfying. I watch many
gay movies and find many to be mindless. I am forgiving of many flaws,
but not poor writing. This film delivers excellent writing. I wondered
for a while whether this was originally a play. Material starting life
in another medium has usually been well thought out. I read one of the
other reviewers who found the action too slow. Perhaps like many
people, that reviewer is too impatient. They cannot wait around for
character development and their impatience is their loss. I did not
find this slow-moving at all.
I found the relationship between Ryan and his mother believable. There was one scene where Ryan is ending his visit with his mother that I wished the camera had lingered just a little longer on his mother's face as she watches Ryan leave. We could have read in our own thoughts. No doubt some would have complained, though. Perhaps some were put off by the fact that the majority of characters were Evangelical Christians who were not easy cardboard targets.
This film does not pretend to be anything but what it is and I found it to be immensely satisfying. This is one for repeat viewing.
A closeted gay seminarian's struggle in a troubled relationship leads him to question everything he had known about God and love.
Added By: Kaiac
Downloaded 104,641 times
June 30, 2016 at 9:40 AM