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God's Own Country

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Tender romantic drama has graphic sex, drinking, language.

Movie NR 2017 104 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

How does love alter our lives' trajectories?

A film that takes it's time with it's character study. The acting is strong and the chemistry between the leads is palpable. Sentimental, sweet, complicated and full of pent up energy and anger. The film delves into many emotions as it meanders through how love can alter our lives' trajectories. The film allows space for intimacy to grow and for the audience to have maximum buy-in. A film that is geographically specific as well as locked in to its intimacy between the characters and the audience...a stunner.

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God's Own Country is one of the great romantic movies in recent memory. Francis Lee's beautifully rendered drama manages to find so much tenderness and grace amidst the blood, the mud, and the beer, while the film's setting -- an isolated farm in the English countryside -- enriches the narrative. The movie examines not only the characters' relationships with one another, but to the land they inhabit.

The two central performances from O'Connor and Secareanu are staggeringly impressive, and it's no surprise to see their careers go from strength to strength. But it's the journey the characters go on that grabs our attention, forcing us to become immersed and besotted with their coming together. Though this film studies dark themes, and contains a bubbling xenophobia present throughout, it thrives in the notion of true love, and that can never be a bad thing.

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