3SMR: Alex Strangelove
Just as I enjoy the airport reunion scene at the beginning of Love Actually more than I do the rest of the film, so did I like the montage of coming out videos that brought this movie to a close more than the rest of the movie itself.* This film is populated with either characters so abrasive I did not care about them or characters so one-dimensional I could not care about them. If I’m really reaching for one redeeming thing, it’s that this movie is a good example of someone trying so hard not to be who he really is that his actions are incredibly painful to watch.
Cost: Netflix monthly subscription fee ($7.99)
Where watched: at home
Consider watching instead: Love Simon, Trick
*The only really fun thing about this movie was the introduction of a character. The music playing was “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger, but the subtitles had the word to “Heaven on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle. Perhaps they couldn’t get the rights?