"Closet Monster", directed by Stephen Dunn, its beautiful, engaging,
passionate and delightful. A true marvel, and a great experience.
The film tells the story of Oscar (wonderfully played by Connor Jessup), a teenager who deals with many problems in his life, most notably his parents divorce, which leaves him living with his father, Peter (played by Aaron Abrams), who is not always kind to Oscar, in fact, he often makes life for Oscar a notch harder, Oscar is an innocent guy, but hes not naive, hes kind and respectful, but not overly so, he's a little bit of an asshole sometimes, but not to the point where he becomes unlikable, he feels, looks and sounds like a real person, flawed, but real. Dunn captures the anguish and awkwardness of a teenager quite well, by the time the film was over I felt as I have been knowing Oscar for all my life.
I don't dare myself to classify this film as a "gay movie" because the film doesn't classify itself as such, it just its what it is, it's unique. The film tells the viewer to don't look for a place to fit, look for a place where you can be yourself, whether you have to be with your family, or with your friends, or even by yourself, its not of importance.
I found myself quite saddened by this film, I shed tears at the moment Oscar said to his mom "Am I a bad person?" as I realized that I myself have asked that question to myself before, for the same reasons Oscar did. Oscar is a lonely person, and an anguish one too, but he manages to find a comfortable place where he can be himself.
Definitely recommended, a magnificent film.
Drama / Mystery
Drama / Mystery
A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.
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