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Come Undone2000

  • 3.9
  • passes the bechdel test
This sensual gay classic COME UNDONE explores a young man's homosexual awakening and the turbulence of first love in a small French seaside town. Mathieu, a quiet 18-year-old spending the summer with his troubled family, meets the handsome and aggressive Cedric, who takes an interest in the younger man. Mathieu quickly becomes enraptured by his mature lover, who offers him a different world view as well as an escape from his family. But as the summer comes to an end, Mathieu must decide if he means to continue this intense affair.

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Love never is easy, especially when experienced for the first time. The initial thrill of easy touch, that earliest worry surrounding that unexplainable attraction and the it's judgement by one's own family plunges that first romance headlong into the turbulent waves of self-doubt and the conflicts which shakes one's identity to the core. The French seaside offers a natural playground for sensual experimentation, for risking the loss of stale family ties for the favors of an emerging intimacy. This wonderful story of finding one's love takes me back to how my eyes were first opened to beauty and the seduction of the soul which always returned me to the seas of my own turbulent desires.

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Love never is easy, especially when experienced for the first time. The initial thrill of easy touch, that earliest worry surrounding that unexplainable attraction and the it's judgement by one's own family plunges that first romance headlong into the turbulent waves of self-doubt and the conflicts which shakes one's identity to the core. The French seaside offers a natural playground for sensual experimentation, for risking the loss of stale family ties for the favors of an emerging intimacy. This wonderful story of finding one's love takes me back to how my eyes were first opened to beauty and the seduction of the soul which always returned me to the seas of my own turbulent desires.

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Realistic and well acted but the sequences were too scattered. I had so be seriously alert as the scenes jumped around and I never could figure out what caused the boy to be in a hospitol. Best I can guess is that he tried to commit suicide with pills (thus the efforts to get a tube down his throat) but the reason for that isn't explained either. I can only deduce it is from the relationship breakup but the scattered time sequences make that hard to assume. I never did figure out what that old house(?) was that he broke into.

The boys were beautiful, I liked the acting and relationship development but overall, the scattered storyline was hard to keep up with.

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I loved this coming of age film. Acting was superb. Truly enjoyable

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This film is interesting, but its ambitious agenda to show mercurial characters, jump around in time and geography, and allow for the slow (French) unfolding of action within a given scene, isn't realized. There's smokin' hot gay sexuality and sex, and some really wonderful individual scenes. The final product lacks a resolution, and doesn't deliver clearly the missing pieces it makes you wait for as the kaleidoscope turns.

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I love this movie, but understand people finding it difficult, especially if you're expecting a simple, sexy gay love story. Instead, this film is complex and deliberately ambiguous. One thing that might help in grasping it is to keep in mind that, in a stealthy way that doesn't at all announce itself, this is a film about mental illness--the protagonist has problems that aren't apparent to anyone, even himself, and while his first real romantic relationship opens doors for him, it also destabilizes him in ways that ultimately result in a major mental health crisis. (Minor spoiler: Homosexuality itself isn't the problem--what emerges as the issue the character is really "in the closet" about is clinical depression, and possibly some even more serious condition.) Anyway, if you can handle a drama that doesn't explain everything for you, this is a haunting and memorable film.

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Slow. Not much in the way of character or plot development.

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I liked the pace of this film and the progression of the relationship. I enjoyed the dialogues immensely.

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back & forth but eventually i liked it_ everyone is good in it_ok story

Wow. A French flick so totally confusing. There are current scenes and then flashback scenes but I don't know one from another and what's with the cat? Some

sort of symbolism or just a waste of fill it up time? The two guys, Mathieu and

Cedric have a fling but something evidently goes bad and Mathieu is having a tube shoved down his throat at hospital so I guess he tried to commit

suicide maybe because he and Cedric broke up. Who knows? Then in the end Mathieu

goes to see Pierre who used to be Cedric's lover and earlier they had a fight at

the gay bar. This could have been a good movie if they left out the sister and sick mom, the cat and the hut he broke into. (and started a fire but he said he was freezing altho the next day they were swimming in the ocean.) Ohh, la la only 3 out of 5 stars

Coming of age and coming out, slow paced and just OK, nothing ground-breaking.

Not much of a resolution to the story. A little hard to follow the sequence of things.

I had hoped to view a movie where same sex relations were nothing out of the ordinary...but since this was made years ago, it still seemed to presuppose that gay is the equivalent of dysfunctional......however I would recommend it....even though half of the characters are a bit depressed :-(

A waste of time very poor story line very hard to follow...

A wonderful film.

Excellent, engaging, subtly gripping. Worth the watch and the ensuing emotional roller coaster.

OK story. It was nice. Too much breaking up in time lines. Hard to follow. Not impossible though. Never know why the one ends up in the hospital or why it doesn't work out.

Excellent story.

It was alright

Unsettling

About half the movie was shot in the dark. It was hard to watch. The scenes were mostly shadows. Thin plot line. Boy meets boy. They have a love affair. It ends. They move on. The French locales that should have been exciting weren't.