Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hate Crime

Wonderful was the word that came out of my mouth when I was thirty minutes into the movie. It did not turn as marvelous as I expected when it started but nonetheless it was still a very gripping movie on a very burning topic relevant for all of us.

Robbie and Trey are a couple living together and are planning their commitment ceremony. Chris Boyd, a pastor's son movies into their neighborhood. He preaches against homosexuality and despises the couple to the extent of even threatening them of God's punishment. Chris Boyd is son of a very popular pastor. Trey's mother really loves the couple and is close to them. One night when Trey is walking their dog, he is attacked by someone and is hospitalized. The case starts by Detective Fisher trying to figure out what's going on. Robbie tells her that he suspects Chris Boyd might be involved in this but after initial investigations they are told that the whole night Chris was with his parents. Struggling with life, Trey finally dies and hence begin the search and quest for what really happened and by whom and why. All suspicions point to Chris Boyd but later what is revealed is shocking. Chris turns out to be a closet gay who himself is trying to fight his desires for other man. His father pastor finds out about this and he is the one who had killed Trey. The climax and the way Robbie and Trey's mother get him to accept the crime is commendable.

The film belongs to a very high class (good production, wonderful acting, powerful story). I wish the movie has been seen by a lot of people but its high time people realize that they cannot get away with gay bashing that easily. Every person has a right to live the way they want to.

Highly recommended for good everything. (7.5/10)

2 comments:

GC from France said...

Though I would only rate this movie 7 or so, I recommend watching it ; powerful acting. I felt for the main character and was kinda relieved by the outcome.
After all the crap I had been watching lately, I'm glad I gave a shot at this one.
I very often come and visit your blog and your reviews help me choose what to watch next. Thanks for that.

GC from France (remember Soldier's Girl ?!)

Golu said...

I am glad you are enjoying my blog. I saw the film way back, and just like you was quite excited to find something more meaningful after the usual crap of gay films that I was watching.