This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 48. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
Hey friends! 🌟
So, last night’s movie was “Lonesome” directed by Craig Boreham and let me tell you, this movie was nothing like what I expected. I mean, I was all geared up for a cinematic journey, but honestly, it felt like I got off at the wrong stop. 🚏
First things first, the plot. It’s about this young guy, Casey, who moves to Sydney and ends up in this sort of wild, underground scene. Sounds pretty cool, right? But, the thing is, it was like the story took a backseat to, well, a whole lot of sex scenes. I’m no prude, but there’s only so many times you can watch steamy scenes before you’re like, “Okay, we get it, they like to have sex!” 😅
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for representation, especially queer representation in film. It’s super important. But there’s something about how “Lonesome” handled it that didn’t quite sit right with me. It felt a bit… I don’t know, superficial? Like, the characters were there, but the depth wasn’t. It’s like when you bite into a donut expecting a jam filling and all you get is… more donut. 🍩
Let’s chat about the hardcore sex scenes. It felt like they were everywhere! I mean, I started watching this film thinking it’d be a deep dive into character and story, but it turned into something that felt more like an endless loop of adult-only content. 🙈 At one point, I was like, “Is there a plot hiding here somewhere?”
I get that movies can use physical intimacy to tell a story or develop characters, but in “Lonesome,” it was just too much. It was like they were trying to make up for the lack of story with these scenes. I kept waiting for more – more character development, more plot, just more of something substantial.
And hey, I’m all for a good, juicy storyline that keeps you glued to the screen. But this felt like it missed the mark. The characters seemed to wander through the film without much direction, kind of like me trying to find my way in a new city without Google Maps. 🗺️ It’s a bit of a mess.
Now, I do appreciate the film’s attempt at portraying the struggles and complexities of queer identity and relationships. That’s definitely a plus. But it just felt like it needed a bit more… I don’t know, substance? It’s like when you’re craving a deep conversation, but all you get are small talk and weather updates. 🌦️
On a lighter note, can we talk about the cinematography? That was pretty cool. Some of the shots were really beautiful and captured the essence of Sydney’s nightlife. It’s like those rare Instagram-worthy moments when everything just looks perfect. 📸
But overall, “Lonesome” just didn’t vibe with me. I was hoping for a story that pulled me in, characters I could root for, and a plot that kept me guessing. Instead, I got a film that felt like it was trying too hard to shock and not hard enough to tell a compelling story.
You know, it’s funny. I heard this random fact the other day: Sydney has over 100 beaches. It’s a shame the film didn’t explore the city’s vibrant culture and scenery as much as it could have. Would’ve been a nice break from the, uh, other scenes. 🌊
So for me, “Lonesome” was a bit of a letdown. I was looking for something with more depth and less, well, bedroom gymnastics. Hopefully, my next move will be more my cup of tea.
Until then, happy watching, folks! 🎬🍿