Cuba is not a country for young gays. Teen rent boy Reinier falls in love with a mate in the slum soccer field at their neighbourhood in Havana. Although obsessed with moneymaking to hold up his baby, teen wife and wife's granma, gambler Reinier always fails in getting the stoke of luck he looks for. At the same time he cannot help being infatuated by Yosvani. Handsome Yosvani will give up his wealthy -and elder- girlfriend whom he hooked to pay him a lavish life in the big city, and the works he makes for her father, a loan thug, so much in love he is with Reinier. But the boys would fight hard to keep this love in the reckless Havana streets.
Amanda H (ca) wrote: This has some funny moments, but overall is pretty cheesy and not really the kind of thing I can get too excited about. It's more cutesy and girly than anything, and while that's not always a bad thing, it's a bit of an overload here. Marla Sokoloff is pretty likeable in this movie, as is Paul Campbell. Overall though, this isn't something I'd be likely to watch again.
Kate J (fr) wrote: Although William Faulkner wrote a memorable short story which shares the title of this movie, the film is actually based on a story by William Gay called, "I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down." I have not read Gay's story; nevertheless, I feel comfortable guessing that like so many movies based on literary works, the power of the original story came from the inner life and thoughts of the protagonist and supporting characters. Simply watching the actions of the actors play out onscreen becomes an empty exercise when you don't know what they are thinking and where they have been.I can certainly understand why Hal Holbrook took the part. In the role of Abner Meecham, Holbrook gets to inhabit a haunted character whose present and future are such that even a past full of regrets and mistakes becomes food for nostalgia.But we only get glimpses of who this character really is; this is also true to Meecham's nemesis, Lonzo Choat. This is a problem.The success of these types of stories where strong characters go head-to-head and there is no room for compromise, it is vital that the audience becomes invested in the characters. And considering that the elderly Meecham is a widower with a disloyal son who has forced him to move into a nursing home after secretly selling the old man's beloved farm, Meecham instantly becomes the underdog we want to root for.But the title of the movie isn't, "An Unexpected Triumph." And since we understand that the main character is fighting a losing battle, it becomes unbearable to think that Choat, the stereotypical Southern "white trash" slightly sadistic drunk, is going to win. At this point, sitting through the movie can seem masochistic: there has to be a payoff. We need to be surprised by the characters: not by whatever shocking actions they may take out of desperation (too predictable) but by their humanity, pathos, and whatever humanity they have left.
Jakob K (es) wrote: A well-made holiday made-for-TV film. Basically sets out what it's intended to do, make you cry, but warm your heart. It's sappy, but will be rewarding to most.
Steve W (es) wrote: Even though the filming style is remote, the movie has a nice atmosphere and is haunting. The performances are alright and its an interesting debut for director Zhang Yimou.
Shantel D (nl) wrote: Not bad film starring a young Vincent Price. A fairly descent movie, but I did find myself getting restless, as I found it a little longer than it needed to be.
Kyle W (mx) wrote: I've finally watched the masterpiece of a film that is Citizen Kane, and let me tell you one thing: all the praise this film gets is VERY VERY VERY well deserved.
Malkijah R (ru) wrote: Funny, good to watch. A few dead moments and good story ending.
Kevin H (au) wrote: It seems like three shorts fused into a feature and never loses the feeling of being hopelessly strung together. Lloyd is likable, but unimpressive.
Dylan D (jp) wrote: Stuck on You certainly follows some of the basic Comedy procedures one might expect to find in a movie about people joined at the hip, but it's as much, if not more, about the inner persons than it is the outer persons. While the film makes excellent use of its outer gag, it rather deeply, but not always overtly, explores a more satisfying angle of how the brothers relate from the inside out. It's very well done, a satisfying Comedy for some and a more thought provoking experience for others. It's certainly not deep, but there is enough intelligence bubbling over onto the surface to make this a fully satisfying experience from both sides of the ledger.