Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
Close Movie Poster: Actor Eden Dambrine embraces Gustav De Waele

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age 13+

Wrenching Belgian drama has suicide, homophobia, swearing.

PG-13 2023 104 minutes

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Emotionally heavy film with a compelling message about male friendship

I would love many people to see this film. Close explores the theme of male friendship and how society snuffs out these beautiful friendships at a crucial age. I think parents, teachers, youth leaders, and pastors would benefit from seeing the movie and using it as a platform to have meaningful conversations. Please do be aware that it can be difficult to watch emotionally, as the pains of rejection and loss are depicted. Parents should use their judgment about whether their children are ready to see such a film. For those young people, particular young men, who do watch the movie, I hope it can give them the courage to experience closeness in friendship even when the outside world may react negatively.

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