August (2011)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.

USA, 2011.  Story by Eldar Rapaport, , Screenplay by Eldar Rapaport.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.

 has moved back to Los Angeles from Barcelona and immediately looks up his ex-boyfriend () 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 he 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.

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