Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name

DVD - 2018
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It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor. 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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List - 2018 Oscars
JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

Winner:
* Adapted Screenplay

Nominated:
* Best Picture
* Best Actor in a Leading Role (Timothee Chalamet)
Original Song ("Mystery of Love" Sufjan Stevens)

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JCLHeatherM May 28, 2018

Elio Perlman forms a strong bond with his father's visiting graduate student during the summer of 1983 and is now forced to question who he is and who he wants to be.

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet) and Adapted Screenplay. WINNER ADAPTED SCREENPLAY.


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21133014886448PL
Sep 22, 2018

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This movie was one of the best I have watched ever. It does not go in the typical direction of GLBTQA movies, with the typical fluffy happy ending...

There were a few odd things, like the age difference, 17 to maybe 24? What 7 years difference, not that big of a deal as my grandparents are 7 years apart, she was 15 he was 22 with a newborn baby.... The odd part with the age, is maybe the laws are different in Italy than the USA, and probably different between Italy's 1983 laws and 2018 laws as well. The parents did not have a problem with it, neither did the couple. They even talk about Oliver trying to give Elio clues he was interested, but when shrugged off, Oliver felt as if he was inappropriate, turns out it wasn’t... Also with the hush, hush, they are in PUBLIC talking about sleeping together, but then go into the talk of regret and how Elio says he wouldn't get Oliver into any trouble. So it is a bit confusing as to the legality of the relationship is it legal or not?

The story line is believable, reminded me of my first relationship, one minute it’s on, the next it is off as both don't want to get hurt, but do anyway. The few sad parts I felt, is the fact Elio used the girl twice... Why do that to her if you know you want him??? The part I felt showed the relationship to be more serious to Elio is when he is with the girl, not nervous not shy, just like a mission to do, however when Elio is about to have his first encounter with Oliver, he says he is nervous, he is very reserved as it means more to him. The movie does have the double standard, during the encounters of male/female they show more than when the encounters of male/male, not talking about graphic, but the camera always seemed to move away... But that could be due to the actors comfort zones, as they are straight playing gay.... The second part was the lack of communication at the final moments before Oliver boards the train... If I was in either persons place it wouldn't have been like that.

Then the phone rings.... I wanted to jump in the movie and pull Oliver through the phone. To not only break Elio’s heart, but to call up during the holidays to rub SALT into that wound, I was hoping for the call to be a ruse to let Elio think Oliver was out of the country, to see Oliver walking in the front door... I was disappointed but not all love stories can have that happy ending.

This movie is well worth the time, for those that LOOK for the deeper meanings, not just the typical fluff.

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JILLYJELLY
Sep 18, 2018

This movie sucked. No pun intended. LOL

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katyperry4681
Sep 15, 2018

To sad made me depressed

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SheAsh
Sep 02, 2018

The acting felt forced and awkward throughout the film.The passion between characters falls flat.
It needs a good remake with some seasoned actors and a great director.

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Moon2125
Aug 23, 2018

I see many other people had the same response I did! I was so looking forward to this film, and then I quickly got bored and didn't finish it.

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mlkeen
Aug 04, 2018

Wanted to see this movie to see what all the acclaim was about. I knew it was about a gay romance, so I was not surprised or put off by the story line. What I can't get over is how utterly boring it was! Seriously...a total snooze fest! Painfully slow...I kept watching because I had to believe it would get interesting; however, it never did! The great love story that everyone talks about just did not come across for me! The only good thing about this movie was the beautiful scenery as it is set in Italy! But, seriously, don't waste your time!

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steve1111
Jul 31, 2018

Is this movie "cinematic bliss," "lovely and wise", "wonderfully paradoxical," or just a load of shite?!!!!!!!!!!!! You be the judge for this guy can only visualize what might happen if some horny dude tried the old "come on" in my direction. But seriously folks - do your research regards this picture and don't be sold on the accolades that accompany the DVD. It may be worth noting that "Call Me By Your Name" is the third entry of a motion picture trilogy. I suspect those who found this a riveting movie experience have their reasons so as always you pays your money and you takes your chances!

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beckythecat1
Jul 16, 2018

I was uncomfortable with the reactions of the father. He said this was a good experience for his son. What? With so much discussion of older men using power over younger women and men. This was not romantic. It was an older man seducing a young BOY. In Italy this is okay? This is okay as a grad student? The boy was still confused at the end of the film.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 11, 2018

Over the summer of 1973, a seventeen-year-old boy is vacationing with his family in Italy. While there, he encounters a doctorate student named Oliver who works for his father. Over the course of the summer, these two men develop profound feelings for one another and begin to explore things that they never have before. This romantic drama channels emotions from the LGBTQ community during this time frame, as well as the very human and innate feelings of love and attraction. I would rate this film 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Arwinstein
Jul 10, 2018

Kinda ich, the age difference between the two lovers had me slightly creeped out. I thought it not in good taste to be sleeping with your mentors young teenaged son. It would have worked better for me if they were closer in age and the older man wasn't working for the kids dad.

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atfrancis
Jun 09, 2018

"We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured faster that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste." - Mr. Perlman

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atfrancis
Jun 09, 2018

"When you least expect it, nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot." - Mr. Perlman

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chicat
May 12, 2018

'We wasted so many days'- Elio Perlman

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 27, 2018

"Then let me say one more thing. It'll clear the air. I may have come close, but I never had what you two have. Something always held me back or stood in the way. How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and with it the joy you've felt. " - Mr. Perlman

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