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 61. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
Happy New Year!!!
So to start of 2024, let’s buckle up for a mini film review that’s gonna be equal parts sunshine and feels, because I just dove headfirst into “Three Months,” the 2022 coming-of-age flick that had me laughing, crying, and texting my therapist like, “Is this normal?”
Okay, so picture this: Caleb, our main dude is about to graduate high school and is living his best Florida life with his quirky grandma and grandpa (Ellen Burstyn and Lou Gossett Jr. But then, life throws him a curveball bigger than a flamingo pool float – a potential exposure to HIV. Talk about an unwelcome graduation gift, right?
Now, the film ain’t just about Caleb waiting for his test results (which, by the way, takes three agonizing months – hence the title, duh). It’s about him navigating this emotional rollercoaster with surprising grace and a whole lot of humor. You know Troye Silvan, the Aussie pop star? Yeah, he plays Caleb, and let me tell you, this dude can act! He’s like the perfect blend of awkward teen and sassy queen, making you want to hug him one minute and high-five him the next. Plus, he rocks a vintage band tee collection that would make any thrift store fanatic swoon.
Caleb is like this perfect blend of vulnerability and wit. You can’t help but root for him. And then there’s Troye Sivan, nailing his role with a performance that’s like, totally on point. He brings this authenticity to Caleb that’s both refreshing and relatable.
But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. The film tackles the realities of HIV and the LGBTQ+ experience with honesty and sensitivity, without shying away from the raw emotions and uncertainties. Caleb joins a support group, meets another cutie named Estha (Viveik Kalra), and they forge a connection that’s both supportive and, dare I say, kinda steamy. The chemistry between these two? Absolutely adorable! 🥰 It’s like watching two puzzle pieces fit perfectly.
Speaking of emotions, the film does an incredible job balancing humor with serious themes. One minute I’m laughing at Caleb’s sarcastic quips, and the next, I’m getting all misty-eyed during the more intense scenes. It’s like being on an emotional seesaw, but in a good way.
The supporting cast deserves a high five too. They add so much flavor to the story. Ellen Burstyn as Caleb’s grandma is just hilarious and heartwarming. The way she delivers her lines? Pure gold!
The film takes us on a journey through graduation blues, family drama, first love jitters, and the constant hum of “what if?” It’s funny, heartfelt, and sometimes brutally honest, but it never feels preachy or heavy-handed. It’s like that friend who tells you the truth, even when it’s hard to hear, but then wraps you in a big hug and makes you laugh until your sides hurt.
As for humor, there are these little nuggets of hilarity tucked into the script that caught me off guard in the best way. It’s like the writers knew just when to lighten the mood.
So, if you’re looking for a film that’s equal parts summer sunshine and emotional depth, with a soundtrack that’ll have you humming for days, check out “Three Months.” It’s a reminder that life, even when it throws you lemons (or, in this case, a potential HIV scare), is still full of possibility and love. Just have the tissues ready, because this one’s a tearjerker, in the best possible way.
Until next time, stay groovy, stay kind, and remember, even when life throws you a curveball, you can still dance your way through it.
Ciao for now! ✌️😉