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.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

In Extremis (French) [To The Extreme]

A waste of time is how this movie can be summarized. Only if the setting of the movie was more realistic and had they not portrayed the movie for gays, this would have been an otherwise touching emotional story.

Thomas, a bisexual man sleeps with both sexes. He has 2 lovers. Caroline who has a son Gregory whom Thomas loves as his own son and a guy called Vincent. Caroline dies one day in an accident. Gregory wants Thomas to be his guardian but that is not possible because of the law. Even with the aid of his prostitute sister Anne he is unable to keep the disappointed Gregory from being sent to a prison-like orphanage. Eventually Thomas' devotion towards Greg helps him to let Greg escape from the orphanage and live with him in his ancestral home in Ibiza. All's well in the end and they live together.

The movie was very boring for me primarily because the photography was so bad. Hardly anything in the movie was visible. It was all so dark. Plus the story just wont move. The movie was digressed from the main plot and did not concentrate on the main issues. After watching it for half an hour , I had to fast forward the movie and just finish it.

Please don't waste your time. (1.5/10)


po said...

watching this movie is not a waste of time for me, towards the end, ann fell from a cliff, i presume she died & it wasnt clear if thomas had killed himself or was the one greg was looking at when some1 entered their home, i didnt much understand the end w/c is why i'm surfing to learn more about it

& the ending was marvelously done, it was some1 narrating the story & the film showed greg writing a letter/story & the voice of the narrator merged with his indicating that all was a flashback of sorts & greg was the one telling the story

Golu said...

Appreciate your thoughts. I guess every film finds some takers somewhere. I would love to hear some recommendations from you