- Director: David Freyne
- Writer: David Freyne
- Producer: John Keville; Rachael O'Kane
This is one special film...
Played against a backdrop of tragedy and turmoil...two [gay] teens make the best of a bad situation...and, the compromises they have to make, to make life bearable.
With all the fun [and, confusion] of a [teenage] fairground...wave upon wave of bitter-sweet nostalgia will slosh away at your memories [depending on what age you are!]. This is the 90s...recent, for some. History, for others. This is Ireland and catholicism [like every other religion] still wields its dehumanising sword...like the grim reaper it is!
But...hallelujah...this is not a grim film, [although it does throw an immaculate amount of shade]. It pokes fun at this pious institution - simply - by showing a sex education video: He's always watching, even in the bedroom! Hilarious...but, scary! How did they get away with this crap?!?
A mighty congratulations must go to David Freyne...his [snappy] writing delves into some surprising places...touching upon many of the many types of love. As confusing as love is to everyone...to teens, multiply that by 10. The art - herein - is the simplicity as to how it is presented. Really...beautifully done.
And...to the two leads...the chemistry...lovely.
The moral that resonates is: Be true to thine self. And, the question is: Whatever will happen to Eddie and Amber?
If ever a film screamed: Sequel!!! This is it!
Two school friends decide to start a pretend straight relationship in an effort to fit in.