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Elliot Loves

Elliot Loves is two stories in one:  present day twenty-one year old Elliot, and young eleven year old Elliot.  It is also a comedy with a few heartfelt moments of drama. The movie keeps going from present to past when Elliot tries to see how his present life compares to what he was going through as a child. Elliot, is someone who we call a serial dater. He falls in love with any man on the first date himself and starts dreaming of his wonderful life ahead. His latest adventure introduces him to Joe who is hot, attentive, pays for food and doesn't mind Elliot's non stop diarrhea of the mouth. But the next morning he fins that Joe is in an open relationship with his boyfriend. The movie then goes to his childhood days. Eliot lives with his single mother and her boyfriend, who does no work. Elliot and he do not like each other but hey tolerate each  other for sake of Elliot's mom. Elliot and his mom share a very very close bond. Though only a child, Young Elliot is forced

De-Lovely (USA/UK)

Having recently watched Amadeus, I was quite keen to see another autobiographical movie on the American composer Cole Porter. I had neither heard the name before nor did I know anything about his music but still I was looking forward to it. I must say that I wasn't disappointed. Embellished with great performances and quite high production values, the musical with a unique narration style, did keep my interest alive in the proceedings and overall the experience was very satisfactory. When Cole Porter is about to die, his life flashes before him in a form of musical. It goes back to the time when he meets Linda, a beautiful attractive woman, whom he ends up marrying later. Linda is aware of Cole being gay and interest din men but her love and devotion is very strong and she choses to overlook that and even is ok with is flings outside marriage. She is the woman behind his success , who constantly reminds Cole how talented he is and even arranges for meetings with various bigwigs

Mixed Kebab (Turkish/Dutch)

I watched a gay film after a really really long time. And I am glad that it wasn't a bad one. I was hesitant on which movie to pick up, since there was long break but thankfully, this film almost met my expectations. I guess the trick is not to have huge expectations in the first place. The film with hits Turkish background became even more appealing to me for reasons known to people who know me. The film deals with social and religious equality for gays, religious fundamentalism and about divided identities. Film's protagonist is Ibrahim, a Turkish origin guy in Belgium who would rather be called as Bram and identified as Belgian. He is Muslim and is gay. With this the platform is set. He is smitten by Kevin, the son of a woman running a local diner. They become friends but soon we also find out that Bram is all set to marry his cousin back in Turkey. Bram's family is traditional Turkish family. His younger brother Furkan is an angry teenager, who skips school, commits