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Clapham Junction is a major train-connecting point in the London Borough of Wandsworth, not far from Lavender Hill, the location of The Lavender Hill Mob, but that was a comedy and this is certainly not.
In 2005, a gay man, Jody Dobrowski, suffered a horrendously brutal murder on Clapham Common, and a similar event is central to this film, which is an ultimately depressing and sometimes shocking exploration of contemporary urban gay sexuality. Some of the characters are deeply unpleasant, dishonest and self absorbed. But you will want to watch them.
One gay youth who play the violin is clearly intimidated and frightened by gangs on his walk to his teacher, while another gay inbetweener embraces his homosexuality and relentlessly pursues an older gay neighbor. Some of the gay yuppies are married but unfaithful to their wives in the type of park restrooms frequented by George Michael, and one who marries his partner dallies with a server boy in the kitchen after the ceremony. It is hardly justice when a gay gay-basher gets bashed himself. And you are forced to watch, or not.
The actors sometimes rise above the material. Paul Nichols is clearly full of himself as his character, Terry, and the scene in which he dresses for a night out is great, though one surprising scene reportedly used a stand-in.Read more ›
I'll defer to Bob Drake's excellent synopsis above. I'd add that the settings, the cinematography, the nuances and ironies are all first class; the actors superb some of the characters you want to hug, others need a good... no, I won't advocate violence. The dinner party scene juxtaposed to the riveting seduction scene and the reality of the outside world is brilliant.
If you think that we should be accepted; if you think that we have the right to love; if you think that we have the right to be safe........if you think, watch this movie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bunch of top notch Brit actors really produce a great film. I was stunned by how beautiful and tender the gay sex scene was done. There's some nudity but not gratuitous.Published 5 hours ago by BV
I don't like that this is an edit from the original. And the subtitles lag.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This movie was based on the murder of
Jody Dobrowski,who was in 2005 kicked too
death on Clapham common in London UK..Hence the title
Clapham Junction . Read more
Meh. The storyline had great potential, it felt very real. Rupert Graves is amazing as always. The movie end abruptly.Published 19 days ago by RMQ71
Gripping drama, superbly written, cast and direct. Perhaps a few too many coincidences, but a twisted tale that fascinates throughout.Published 3 months ago by Richard C. Norton
A very boring movie. The gay guys weren't even cute and the "plot" was wretched.Published 5 months ago by David Arp