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  • AMG
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    No thread exists for this, but boy is it a special film. Well worth checking it out if you haven’t already.

    In a just world, Josh O’Connor would be right up there in the thick of it to win Best Actor.

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    Eddy Q
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    Lovely film. Great lead perfs and in a just world Ian Hart and Gemma Jones would get supporting awards consideration, especially Jones. I hope BAFTA take note.

    Also the Romanian actor Alec Secareanu is hoooot. There’s a reason he’s my new profile avatar.

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    A beautiful, grounded, natural film about love.

    The performances from the two main actors are knockout brilliant. With Josh O’Connor in particular, a star is born. I loved how he was able to show the confliction Johnny has, and that this conflict wasn’t over him being gay and coming to terms with it – but more just being able to love someone else and open up to them.

    Such a bold debut from Francis Lee, with a stunning script that allows the naturalism of what we see to flourish even more.

    Easily one of the best of the year and is sure going to stay with me for a very long time.

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    Amazing movie and heart wrenching performances from everyone. Stellar stellar acting. Definitely one of my top films with The Florida Project and Three boards

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    I saw this film last spring at the SF International Film Festival and loved it. So glad it’s getting some distribution, though I suspect its Oscar chances are very dim, especially since it seems likely to be overshadowed by CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (which I haven’t seen yet but look forward to). I suspect there still isn’t room big enough at the Academy table for two major LGBTQ films, and while GOC’s inclusion in any conversation about awards is indeed worthy, I’m guessing it’ll have to be satisfied with some love from BAFTA and hopefully a successful run of the American arthouse circuit.

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    Okay so I had to dig up this thread because this movie did not get nearly enough attention. I know this may be old news to some, but bear with me, I’m late to the party but having a REVELATION. I just watched it on Netflix, and I cried like a baby. If you love movies and want to see a unique form of character development and storytelling, you will LOVE this movie. God’s Own Country is a groundbreaking piece of cinema. Through its slow, thoughtful use of sensuality, Francis Lee depicts a relationship unlike any other put to screen. The use of touch in this movie may seem overdone to someone who is not thinking about how it connects to the character of John’s development, but the way that his character grows to allow himself to love is beyond beautiful. O’Connor and Secareanu deliver the most poignant performances of 2017 through the progression of the way that they move throughout the movie. O’Connor’s rough, forceful movements gradually transform into sensitivity and gentleness in a way that develops the character unlike any story arc or dialogue could. The cinematography on display is stunning and complements the unbelievable human connections being perceived on screen. I am simply blown away. I thought Chalamet was unbeatable, but O’Connor even sweeps past him. I’m sure many here would think that Secareanu was a co-lead, but in my eyes, it is obviously John’s story, so I think that Secareanu gave the best male supporting performance of last year as well. In a just world, this would have swept the Oscars. Oh well. At least I still have this movie to watch whenever I want a good cry on Netflix. 10/10

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    Totally agree. I loved this movie and both of the performances.

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    Saw it twice before and it’ll always be the 10/10 film for me.

    I love LGBT films that end with positive ending.

     

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    I don’t mind this thread being resurrected, because I saw it only long after the conversation had closed and it was great. The chemistry was so palpable. And yes, an ending that doesn’t depress me (even my hetero romance movies these days always seem to end in tragedy which is disappointing).

    The big tragedy was it not getting nearly enough stateside awards attention, which meant that certified 10/10 babe Alec Secareanu wasn’t walking enough red carpets :'(

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    It’s one of the best films of the decade, not just LGBTQ-themed films. The overall reception should have been FAR greater than what it was. Thankfully, it’s still on Netflix for new watchers to discover.

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    I’m glad that people liked this film. I thought it was great too!

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