Plot: Set in 1983, a young 17-year-old meets his father’s intern and soon forms a strong bond with. The embark on a summer that will change their lives forever.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar.
I’d see a lot of hype online about this film and the fact that it was adapted from a novel. There were a lot of positive things surrounding it. However, I wish I hadn’t watched it. There’s a lot of negativity surrounding the fact that the boy is 17 and the intern is 24. Can I just say in most U.S. States, the age of consent is 16. The movie is set in Italy in 1983, in that year and in that country, the age of consent is 14. Personally, I don’t see why people are having a problem with it. Also, both actors are of age anyway.
I sometimes feel like people try to make issues out of things just for attention and it’s quite pathetic, especially in this case. Also, can we not forget that this is fictional. It is a fictional relationship and I know that culture can have a bad effect on vulnerable audiences, that being children, sometimes but this film was depicting realism. Both characters were over the age of consent in that country and at that time, so what’s the issue?
Anyway, the film itself was something I didn’t enjoy. Armie Hammer’s character was someone I just couldn’t stand. He seemed very cold and manipulative at times. I just really didn’t like him. However, it was a very romantic film and I liked the other characters.
Overall, I didn’t enjoy the film as much as I thought I would and I think that’s because I didn’t like one of the characters. It was beautifully told, however.