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On a Berlin Summer day, a chance encounter brings together two young men whose lives are in shambles. Alex is coping with a broken heart after his deadbeat boyfriend cheats on him; Leo is a media professional who can no longer hide the truth from his demanding, long-term girlfriend: he's been attracted to men all the while. So begins a summer of love and self-discovery for Alex and Leo. But before they can find bliss with each other, Alex must detach himself from his ex and Leo must unleash his inner lion to convince Alex's oddball clique of friends that he's a worth suitor.
Starring Andre Schneider (No Future, Half Past Ten) and Marcel Schlutt (Unfaithful, Locked Up), Alex and Leo is a heartwarming romance whose international backdrop, colorful characters and irreverent humor will delight audiences around the world.
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It is easy to see why anyone would be attracted to Leo, but why anyone, including Leo, would be drawn to Alex ranks up there as one of life's greatest mysteries. Alex's circle of friends, far from being eccentric, come off as annoying, especially Tobias (Udo Lutz), a stereotypical bitchy queen.
The movie itself ranges from mildly amusing to downright embarrassing. The bikini party is excruciating. The only supposedly erotic scene is neither explicit nor particularly erotic, but it is jarringly out of place in what is otherwise an innocuous film.
This is one of those movies that you want very much to like, but never quite manage to do so. There are many worse ways to spend an hour and a half, but unfortunately for Alex and Leo, there are many better ways.
"Alex And Leo" IS an independent film, but it has a lot of soul....the ensemble cast works together very well to bring you a light-hearted view on what could be a very dark journey. I guess if you've lived through situations, like the one in this movie, it might leave you opened to understanding the characters a little more. I have, so I found myself sympathizing with Andre Schneider's character, Alex. Without giving a lot away, he's been burned...regardless of his past or what he's experienced in a relationship, he's hurting. So, how he reacts is congruent with what has transpired. I have also been in "Leo's" (Marcell Schlutt's) situation...coming to terms with your sexuality and taking the steps to find acceptance. Again, this is my own unique view of what happens in this film, but if it didn't have the heart to back up the subject matter, I wouldn't be here writing this. I found the little things interesting, between the dialouge...the way Schneider used his eyes to convey an emotion, or the body language used by any of the cast members to make a sitaution feel real and not staged like a lot of films do.
So, to wrap things up...give this film a chance! It has all the situations that, I'm sure, many of us have gone through with our friends and lovers. That is why it resonated with me and it is a film I will share with my friends.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and would most certainly recommend it (just be sure to turn on the English subtitles or the German dialogue will sound just like Greek).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie kept my attention but it wasn't great. I didn't enjoy Tobias was too super bitchy all the time.Published 8 days ago by Claire T.
Just plain terrible, even for the generally terrible gay-film genre.Published 4 months ago by Terry Mickelson
Cute, not sappy and not overly emotional. One character was a little over the top but offensively.Published 4 months ago by howard kelly
Very pleasant to watch, but the sequel is bad Men to Kiss!Published 5 months ago by Dennis Bacchetti