chriswg75

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Shut Up and Kiss Me
(2010)

An OK romantic tragedy for a rainy day
I saw this title on Netflix and decided to give it a chance. Overall, I appreciate what they were trying to do with this movie. Yes, it was on a cheap budget and the acting was a little less than you would expect from bigger budget and/or professional actors. In addition, some of the film's effects (like the main character talking to the audience explaining terms of the gay world) were unnecessary and a rip off of other films (like Broken Hearts Club).

On the other hand, the characters seemed genuine and I liked that the main character had a wide range of friends (not just gay hags and queeny gay boys). I also liked that the characters seemed like people you would meet in everyday life. Up until the ending, I liked the story and character development and found myself empathizing with the main character.

The problem is with the ending. Without going into too much detail, I have to say that the main character sacrificed his values and morals for someone he thought he loved. It almost leaves you feeling upset with him (I hardly felt sorry or sad for him, and I certainly wasn't happy for him). And the story failed to convey to me why the main character would love the guy who hurt him so much.

I'd say if you have 1.5 hours to kill and its free,watch this film. The characters seem real and not typical stereotypes, plus there are some funny scenes and lines (especially the first half). But don't expect to go away with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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