Like You Mean ItBy Breaking Glass Pictures
Mark (writer/director Philipp Karner) has been with his boyfriend Jonah (Denver Milord) for 3 years. When Mark receives news of his father's death, cracks begin to show between the two. Jonah suggests Mark go back on anti-depressants but Mark makes an appointment with a couple's counselor instead. When exercises fail to work, Mark caves and begins to take medication. Things improve until Mark has a severe panic attack. At therapy, Mark questions if he truly loves Jonah anymore. Returning home, he is confronted by his estranged sister. Mark re-connects with her and considers being a part of his family again. At a final therapy session, Mark ends the relationship. Months later, they meet at their friend's wedding, where Mark expresses his gratitude for their time together.
Reasons to Buy
- A remarkably confident debut from writer-director-star Philipp Karner.
- Like You Mean It is a bittersweet examination of modern gay relationship troubles. It handles the subject truthfully and with great emotional depth.
- It's far from a feel-good movie, but it's a terrific achievement. The acting and direction are simple, but elegant and excitingly natural.
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