Beautiful Something (2015)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 2015.  , .  Screenplay by Joseph Graham.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.

Three characters navigate a dark night of the soul in Philadelphia: a frustrated poet has a dissatisfying hookup with a guy he meets at a bar, hoping to get over the man that got away (who he later faces off with anyway); a handsome young model is unhappy in his relationship with a successful sculptor and is tired of being prioritized beneath the man’s work; a wealthy older talent agent travels the streets of the city in his limo for looking for a rent boy who reminds him of a love from his youth.

Beautifully shot and scored, and featuring more than competent performances, the hollow nature of this film means that for all its fancy dressings there’s really not much too it.  A few hot sex scenes and some nice locations come nowhere near making up for a narrative with little to latch on to, there’s only meager information given on all these people and nothing compelling happens by the time you reach the conclusion.

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