Nate & Margaret

Nate & Margaret ★★★½

The December Project: Film #100

A sweet-natured and surprisingly harsh comedy-drama, Nate & Margaret manages to tip its hat to Harold and Maude without making itself pale in comparison, an achievement indeed. Terrific performances cement this tale of two friends divided by decades, the latter an aged aspiring stand-up comic, the former a hesitant gay film student. Their relationship is the crux of the film and the bulk of its effect; the unexpectedly tough areas it traverses are as impressive as they are painful, as brave as they are bold.