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Friday, August 21, 2009

Eighteen (Canada)

After having read mostly positive reviews about this film, I had a little bit expectations from this movie but I must say that I found this film very boring and totally out of context at various places. A lot of actions of various people have no justifications.

Pip leaves home after his brother dies in a car accident because of his father who was mad since his brother came out of closet and confessed he is gay. He hates his father ow. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ghost of the long lost world. His grandfather relates the story of the day he turned eighteen, fleeing German forces through the woods of France with a dying comrade hanging on for life. In Pip's own and contemporary way, he begins to live the parallel life of his grandfather, both lost in their environments and generations. Along Pip's path he stumbles into an unlikely alliance with Clark, a gay street hustler on the make, and Jenny, an aspiring social worker who tempts Pip with feelings of love and domesticity. He also forges a small but important relationship with a local priest. His relationship with Jenny takes a turn when she suddenly becomes pregnant. Freaking out initially, he soon realizes that despite what his father did, he can and will try to be a good father.

Pip was alright. An 18 year old taking al these responsibilities and living alone sounds a little over the top. Plus his gay friend Clark's character is not very defined. Why does he hustle, why does he suddenly wanna be friends with Pip and then equally suddenly starts loving the gas station guy. Acting was decent and still there was nothing in the movie to hold my attention.

Not my cup of tea. (3/10)

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