Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★½

Atmosphere and aesthetic are great things when they support likeable and interesting characters, sadly CMBYN makes an interesting atmosphere and the depth of this movie pretty much stops there.

I don’t mind a slowly paced movie but this is so uneventful until the third act where we get that 1-2-3 emotional punch of the Michael Stuhlbarg speech, phone call and fireplace scene, I can only imagine how brutal these scenes would have been with actual characters.

I can’t believe Timothee played a character with more depth in 15 minutes of Lady Bird than a 2 hour film but such is life.

Sufjan Stevens’ is also cool btw.

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