26 May 2020 | CinemaSerf
Lacklustre coming of age story..
It is always very difficult when dealing with something complex in such a short time to end up with anything more than a series of short, loosely connected, sketches. This one doesn't remotely manage to defeat that challenge - indeed it may actually serve to reinforce the stereotypes! A young lad (Ezra Fieremans) has a doting mother and a pub-singer dad but isn't actually "out" to either, though he has a boyfriend (Tim Bogaerts). They decide to demonstrate their affection in as public a fashion as they can, but without any context as to the struggle (or not) they had to get to this position, it's just all too "so what?". 15 minutes just isn't long enough to put any meat on the bones of their characters and though it is clearly an essay about a young man asserting himself - it's one we have all seen many times before.