Beautiful film directed by Luca Guadagnino and Brilliantly acted by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. I was not aware that it is based on a book but will look up the book now and read it. This movie is bound to become a classic and hope it wins at least Best Actor or Best Picture. The movie is sensual and deals with first love and heartbreak.
Summary: “It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).
Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.
One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched
splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever”.
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I miss Patrick Swayze so much!! 😥 I fell head over heels for him and the movie in general when I saw it. Of course, as a then 5 year old I wasn’t allow to see it when it first came out (lol), but a few years lady I did and it has become One of my All Time favorite films!! “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” 😉
I miss You Patrick and Forever Will! 😥
Deeply moving film staring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. This movie not only shows the Atrocities committed by the Turks and the Ottoman Empire against the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Armenians but also how people overcome the biggest obstacles in life. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to live in a war torn country and loosing all the people you love.
I love this review by a youtube user.
“I just watched The Promise in the theatre today… I’m writing in an objective way, and as a film expert I can assure you it’s a flawless movie It’s authentic, powerful and romantic This movie doesn’t just show the dark side of the Ottoman Empire during the war as many would presume, but it also shows the unconditional friendship between the two nations and how help was still there during those dark times It also shows how love was the key to survival and how love always wins (no matter what race, religion or gender) I also praise the cast & crew for such great script, visuals and acting This movie is definitely worth watching And don’t judge it or rate it if you haven’t watched it Be fair!”
I have Nothing but praised and Love for these two films. Lady Bird and The Big Sick are Amazing films. The independent movie industry deserves more recognition. Big Little Lies is another amazing show from HBO.
I just saw two movies today that by Hollywood and Mainstream standards are Super “Funny”, “dramatic” and “Good”. I didn’t think the movies were Awful but they weren’t that good nor funny. In fact one of them, This is 40, it’s kinda depressing. The other movie is a very bad remake of one of the Best Latin American/Argentinian Movies I’ve ever seen, The Secret In Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos). I Honestly cannot remember the Last Time I saw a mainstream movie I liked, that’s how long it’s been. That’s why I prefer foreign movies over “Hollywood Movies”.
Fantastic movie!! I usually read the book before seeing a movie or see the movie and if I find it’s based on a book and I liked the film then I read the book. Jessica Chastain is one of my favorite actresses and I could not resist. Beautiful movie, incredibly well acted. I cannot wait to read the book.
I LOVE BOOKS!!! The Outsiders is one of my favorite classics and I look forward to reading it again. The movie is equally amazing. A new book in my #toreadlist is Women Who Run With the Wolves. I found this book thanks to the wonderful movement of book sharing started by Actress Emma Watson. I’ve been a book fairy for a while now. 🙂