Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 2011. Story by Eldar Rapaport, Brian Sloan, Screenplay by Eldar Rapaport. Cinematography by James Adolphus. Produced by Alexander Brodzki, Samantha Manalang. Music by Yuval Ron. Production Design by Adriana Serrano. Costume Design by Denia Skinner. Film Editing by David Au. Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.
Murray Bartlett has moved back to Los Angeles from Barcelona and immediately looks up his ex-boyfriend (Daniel Dugan) with whom he lived in Spain. The ex has a new guy now, but that does not stop our protagonist from putting his best effort into getting him back, at the same time taking home random one-night stands that only serve to emphasize his need to rekindle the deeper connection he used to have with a partner.
Who Bartlett was before and what their relationship meant to either of them is never explained, instead we’re given lengthy, sun-dappled shots of gorgeous bodies that never make up for the lack of chemistry between actors or the absence of mystery in the story. It’s a lot of sitting around without anything to do, made more confusing by a non-linear story structure that gives nothing to the plotting that it wouldn’t have when told in a straight line.