Hey there, fellow movie buffs! 🎬 Just watched “Soft Lad” directed by Leon Lopez (2015), and I’ve got some thoughts to share. Let’s dive right into it!
This film is a gay-themed drama with a somewhat predictable storyline about a complicated love triangle involving a young dancer, David, his sister’s husband, Jules, and another man, Sam. The film explores themes of love, lust, betrayal, and the challenges of coming to terms with one’s sexuality. Without giving too much away, let’s just say there’s a lot of heartache and tough lessons learned.
The plot, while somewhat predictable, does a decent job of portraying the struggles and conflicts faced by the protagonist. But hey, not every story needs to twist and turn to be engaging, right? However, at times, it felt like the story was treading familiar territory.
One thing that bugged me a bit was the music score and vocals. They were intense, but sometimes they totally drowned out the dialogue. I mean, I’m all for dramatic music, but I also want to hear what the characters are saying, right? 😕
And ugh, the ending was just crushing… it was a real downer. We’re talking full-on tragedy and despair to the max. It’s like you can see the train wreck coming, but you’re powerless to stop it. 😢
On the acting front, kudos to the cast – they really brought their A-game. The performances were genuine and heartfelt. But, and it’s a big but, the film was sooooo depressing. It wasn’t just a little sad; it was like diving headfirst into a pool of gloom. 😨
As the movie progressed, I felt it started to drag a bit toward the end. Like, I get it, we’re in the thick of despair, but let’s move it along, please. Despite the solid acting, the overwhelming sense of dismalness just made it a tough watch. There were parts where I was literally squirming in my seat, it was that intense. 😣
You know, it seems like a lot of gay-themed movies tend to be big downers like this. I swear they’re often so depressing! 😑 Sure they tackle important topics, but throw us a bone with some happiness once in awhile, amirite?
So, there you have it. “Soft Lad” is a well-acted exploration of love, pain, and the complexities of relationships. But be warned – it’s a heavy watch, filled with a heavy dose of sadness and despair. 💔 If you’re looking for a pick-me-up flick, this ain’t it! You’ll want to make sure to have something light and cheerful lined up for afterward! 🌈
Catch you next time,