Just a Question of Love
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All of the actors are very believable in their roles giving wonderful performances. The film is beautiful to watch with a great soundtrack.Read more ›
Laurent (Cyrille Thouvenin) lives with his parents Jeanne (Danièle Denie) and Pierre (Idwig Stephane) behind the family Pharmacy. Laurent is secretly gay though he lives with his best girlfriend Carole (Caroline Veyt) who adores him and wholly accepts his sexuality and is content to serve as a 'front' for Laurent's closeted role with his parents. He is not doing well studying agriculture, primarily due to the fact the his close cousin Marc died recently and had been disowned by his aunt and uncle when he announced he was gay. Laurent can only see that he must keep his secret so that his parents (whom he loves deeply) will not be 'injured' by his admitting his sexuality. His marks in school are so poor that he is instructed to do an internship in field agriculture to raise his academic standing. His assigned tutor is Cédric (Stéphan Guérin-Tillié) who lives an openly gay life with his warmly understanding and loving mother Emma (Eva Darlan) in an idyllic garden setting that also serves as Cédric's agricultural research lab.Read more ›
(1) WOW!!......and DOUBLEWOW!! You've just got to hand it to the French. In this reviewer's opinion only they, thus far in "gay filmdom," seem to have been truly capturing that "certain naturalness" all of us look for in a male couple's touching, kissing and relating to one another. All of you know what it is; it's a "something" which American directors have merely come close to achieving, perhaps in such films** as C. Jay Cox's "Latter Days" and Julie Davis's "All Over the Guy." All this leads to a couple of big questions: Why does it seem, in practically all American gay films, that the act of a kiss most often comes across as "just a task" which has to be accomplished (and in front of the camera to boot---isn't that so embarrassing!) And what about even the simplest passing touch between partners in a scene? Why would a US actor, in preparing for a gay role, never think of doing something as small but meaningful as that? Whatever the answer, our actors mostly just don't (and American directors do not seem to take the time to ensure that they do, or even to "instruct" them on kissing halfway decently, for that matter). If our directors are going to spend all that money and effort, why not do it right? In summing up this lead-in, it has to be again asked: why is it so natural and easy for the French? (see, also, that 1997 French title, "The Man I Love")(or France's 2000 "Come Undone" with its beach-side copulation scene).
(2) Moving on now, more directly into this film, it's got to be said that these 2 French actors have Chemistry (that's spelled with a capital "C"......and, well, you just gotta make the "H", the "E", the "M" and all the rest of 'em, capital letters, too).Read more ›
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Here's a film which, indeed, offers a breath of fresh air (among the rest of G/L films that somehow manage to get a distribution contract and become huge risks for consumers like... Read morePublished 1 month ago by More than what meets the eye!
Once in a while a movie comes along that just speaks to you. "Just a Question of Love" is just one of those movies, I'm not saying that this was the life that I have had... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Russell S
It is a tender, touching movie. A great story and actors. A true romantics' movie. Having viewed the movie previously I wanted a copy of it so I can watch it whenever I feel like... Read morePublished 17 months ago by knj
One of the very few DVDs i wanted to have.
A wonderful love story.
Great acting, super story line,. laughed and cried.
Don't let the fact it's in French put you off. We can all handle subtitles There are too many average gay movies produced every year but this one is not like that. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Charlie Mouse
This is the type of gay love story that I can watch many times. It has a plausible story line, and you feel that you are part of that story by feeling the agony and joy of what... Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by hughdd
One could say: another coming-out film, but this one is very enjoyable and well played.
Laurent is a typical closet case. Read more
This is one my favorite movie selections! I love the way the French can capture real life; nothing Hollywood about this move!Published on December 10, 2010 by Borg1
Just a ? of Love is and was a great pleasure to watch. Cyrille Thuvenin's performance is excellent--and if he ever reads these reviews, I hope he will know that I for one enjoy... Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by William Krick