Harry & Max
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Court métrage : "Into The Night" de Tony Krawitz
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Description du produit
Harry, leader adulé d'un Boy s Band, retrouve son frère cadet Max. Ils décident de partir ensemble, à l'aventure, histoire de faire le point sur leur vie. Harry cherche un nouveau souffle pour sa carrière, et Max souhaiterait se lancer dans la musique. Mais ce voyage semble être un prétexte qui va faire émerger d'autres questions et notamment cette attirance trouble qu'Harry et Max éprouvent l'un pour l autre. S'agit-il juste de jeux virils post-adolescents ou bien de quelque chose de plus bien plus scandaleux ?... BONUS : Exclusif, un avant-goût pimenté de Courts mais gay tome 13 avec un court-métrage australien, TWO NIGHTS de Rolmar Baldonado
Harry, leader adulé d'un Boys Band, retrouve son frère cadet Max. Ils décident de partir ensemble à l'aventure, histoire de faire le point sur leur vie. Harry cherche un nouveau souffle pour sa carrière, et Max souhaiterait se lancer dans la musique. Mais ce voyage semble être un prétexte qui va faire émerger d'autres questions et notamment cette attirance trouble qu'Harry et Max éprouvent l'un pour l'autre. S'agit-il juste de jeux virils post-adolescents ou bien de quelque chose de bien plus scandaleux ?...Voir l'ensemble des Descriptions du produit
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The 2 meet up, the viewer assumes after several years apart, and take off for a camping trip in the mountains. Quickly out from the cold and into a tent they go. Max quickly and clearly makes his love for his older brother Harry known. The 2 discuss their first encounter about 2 years earlier, in I believe the Bahamas, or Bermuda. It doesn't matter where, but we hear about it a few times.
Over 60 minutes later, and we have met a few friends, an older lover / friend Max once had, and their mother. Other then Harry and Max, all the other parts are minor ones. The focus in the movie is 2 guys dealing with sexual feelings for each other, both sort of afraid of coming out completely. And needless to say, the "taboo" of being brothers in love. If the story was really captivating, then we might be inclined to strike up a conversation on that topic. In comparison, also watch "L.I.E." or "Eban and Charley" if you want some controversy. Harry and Max is a bit too clean-cut, and kind of boring.
With but 10 minutes left in the film, we jump several calendar years, and several light years in the story ahead. The end is so disconnected from the first hour of the film, one is left going "huh, where the heck did this come from?"
All that said, the characters are good, the filming and sound are excellent for what appears to be a low-budget film. But I've seen many a low-budget film, and this one lacked the story line to keep me involved. The acting and direction just missed the mark. I couldn't connect with the characters on a deeper level. Certainly the angst Max feels about being gay is very real for a 16 year old coming of age, and in the spotlight, although, once again, we never really saw either of them in the spotlight. I found Max's character the strongest in the film, for the most part. Harry was a bit out there at times.
I reiterrate, it wasn't a bad film, and I would never say "don't see it"; just don't expect to feel moved by emotion, happy or sad. I laughed a few times, but I don't think that was intended in the movie.
On a plus note, the DVD has a nice behind-the-scenes film, which makes me (the reviewer) feel bad about not being able to give the film a better rating. But I prefer honesty.
This movie, as you know by now, is about a pair of male teen idol pop stars. One of them, Max, is clearly basically gay and knows it, the other is probably gay and still figuring it out. The brothers are both in love with each other to a great extent, and have on occasion had sex with one other.
Needless to say, complications arise from this.
The acting by both the leads is quite good, particularly Cole Williams, who looks quite tasty as a blond (especially when making out with Bryce Johnson and especially with his shirt gone). The dialogue is a little stilted, and in some ways felt more like a play than a movie. Also, I could have done without the awkward threesome attempt towards the end of the movie, though the final coda was good.
What keeps this movie from better than three stars? Well, it was short (74 minutes), the diaglogue was, as mentioned, a little stilted, and then there's the coda. Plus the price I paid was a little steep for such a short film, though the extras are alright.
Beyond that... something seemed to be faintly off with the film. I'm not sure what. It seemed like it couldn't decide if it wanted to be a comedy or a drama or both. Admitedly, there are those who say it's hard to play sibling incest for laughs, but I say they just haven't tried.
Still, despite the flaws, the movie was good and worth watching. If, like me, you have a thing for the idea of brothers together, this should be right up your alley... as it were...
I dont know what else to say so best wishes for the New Year!