9/10/2016

Those People (2015)

  There’s a great quote by Lao Tzu that says, “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” That quote echoes through Joey Khuns’s first feature film, Those People – a story about unrequited love, relationships, family, and confronting fears.

Average Rating: 6,2/10
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 6 May 2016 (USA)
Duration: 1h 29min
Genre: Drama, Romance 
Director: Joey Kuhn
Writer: Joey Kuhn
Stars: Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman
Synopsis: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous socialite best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign concert pianist.
   Those People is also unusual for a gay-themed film in looking absolutely gorgeous. Huge amounts of time and effort have been put into the lighting and cinematography, creating some truly striking shots and a vision that is elegant, classy and helps ensure the film seems bigger and fuller than it might otherwise have been.
  What’s impressive is how relatable Those People is and how transparent its characters are. Gay or straight, it’s impossible to watch and not feel connected to anyone involved in Charlie’s journey. There are moments in the film that are sad and there are moments that are teachable. Most of all its Charlie’s journey of self discovery that makes Those People a delightful story for everyone.
  Those People” introduces us to characters who may have everything on the outside, but cautions us to not over-ripen the bruises we have nursed on the inside.

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