Subject: Re: GOD'S OWN COUNTRY (no spoilers)
On 2/5/2018 8:08 AM, SLGreg wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Feb 2018 11:46:20 -0500, moviePig<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Two young men, tending sheep in a picturesque mountainous setting,
>> discover their forbidden physical attraction for each other. No, this
>> time it's Scotland, and, truth be told, GOD'S OWN COUNTRY is very much
>> its own -- and quite watchable -- film. (Its arrestingly graphic
>> sequences all have to do with care of animals.) Still, although it
>> doesn't feel like a "gay-normative" flick, I can't pinpoint what
>> narrative function the sexual orientation serves -- Montagues and
>> Capulets, maybe. Regardless, GOC is well-executed, and recommended.
> Kind of a "Brokeback Mountain" goes to mucky Yorkshire, minus any
> women they destroyed. Hard to discuss without spoilers, but Josh
> O'Connor as Johnny Saxby did a remarkable job growing and shaping his
> troubled character from start to finish, with the dreamy, idealistic
> Romanian farm laborer Alec Secareanu as Gheorghe Ionescu. A
> satisfying ending really helped, too. Nicely paced and recommended
> from me, as well.
My geographic parochialism is showing... yeah, Yorkshire not Scotland.
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