Sunday, January 28, 2018

Call Me by Your Name

Late Sunday afternoon, Sharon and I went to see Call Me by Your Name at the Century 16 Greenback. The film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Chalamet), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Song ("Mystery of Love") at this year's Oscars.

Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory. It is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman. Set in Northern Italy in 1983, Call Me by Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old living in Italy, and his father's American assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer). The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and Victoria Du Bois.

Sharon liked it more than I did. She said that it might be her second favorite of the seven Oscar nominated films that we have seen so far. While I appreciate what they were working to accomplish with the pacing of the film (e.g. the normal progression of a relationship), I found it painfully slow. It seemed longer than its two hours and twelve minutes. It won't win best picture or best actor...

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