Director: Luca Guadagnino. Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg. 132 min. Rated R. Italy/France/Brazil/USA. Drama.
This tale of unrequited homosexual love set in 1983 Italy (possibly intentional, right before the AIDS scare), makes the age-old mistake of LGBTQ films: to create a palatable setting, it switches heterosexual and homosexual demographics, and creates an imaginary world where the majority of people are homosexual, and the last remaining heterosexuals never blink an eye. For every Call Me by Your Name, I would take a The Kids Are All Right, which takes place in the real world and talks about real interactions. But of course, people will be admiring this film in droves ... many before even seeing it.