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The Wolves of Kromer1999

  • 3.3
  • passes the bechdel test
In the cozy English village of Kromer, where few things are as feared as the werewolves who wander the surrounding forests and fields, two handsome wolves, Seth and Gabriel, meet and fall in love. No smelly pelts here: Seth and "Gabs" look more like fashion models than Lon Chaney Jr. Although Seth and Gabs roam the fringes of Kromer, keeping their fur and friendship out of sight, certain townspeople, afraid of those different from themselves, devise a fiendish plot to pin a murder on the hated and feared wolves. With tongue firmly in cheek, and metaphors fully loaded, THE WOLVES OF KROMER is both a modern gay parable and a playful, romantic comedy. Narrated by Boy George.

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Are you kidding me? I thought British satire was supposed to be clever and nuanced. This film is dreadful. It was very, very difficult watching the entire film, but I had to see what could possibly salvage the experience. Unfortunately, nothing could. The evil spinsters could not act to save themselves. The surprise ending with the Priest is absurd. The dance in heaven, while lighthearted, was silly. The two wolves as tragic heroes were at times interesting, and the idea of them raising a family of cubs together was good humor. A much better screenplay would have concentrated more on the wolf gang and their trials and tribulations with the human population. The two male leads provided eye candy and the only interesting parts of the film.

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This is the 2nd time I tried to watch it - at least this time I stayed till the end. Pretty silly flick - though so much more could have been done with the premise (Two young boys - btwn 17-20, that have discovered they are "wolves". They don't "change" like the popular werewolf legend, but do grow tales, some fur & such, while maintaining human/boyish looks otherwise...). And the wolves are loosely a metaphor for the boys discovering they are gay and having same sex awakenings. To top it all off the local priest or minister is out "hunting" the wolves and telling all they are evil - cause they "weren't in the garden of eden...". Like I said - it's pretty silly but it could have been developed into something much more meaningful - with a little more creativity! Why did I stay with it? Besides being interested in seeing where they went with the concept (Not very far...) I did find the two lead boys/wolves attractive...both were cute guys & did credible jobs with their parts. Though they didn't win any awards, they never-the-less turned in pleasant performances & were believable - in their relationship; even if not as "wolves" Which is more than I can say for some of the other players; though the two youngsters who played the children of the principal family, especially the young lad, weren't bad. But their parents - and especially the "priest", players were somewhat amateurish.

I gave it three stars - for being an "interesting" concept & competent & attractive leads - but stopped there, for its lack of follow through & other short comings. If I haven't scared you away &/or if the plot (& two winsome leads) seem enough, give it a look; otherwise try a stronger entry.

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Way back in back of this movie there's a charming, entertaining conceit, but it is diluted, diminished, and finally lost in what we see. Yes, the countryside's lovely, the boys pretty—the little boy is a wonder of facial expression—; but the acting is scarcely that, and when two British biddies can't be funny, then you know all's lost. The short sequence with the young girl and wolf boy could gone somewhere, and my wish is that another team of writer, director, photographer will someday come back to this theme and story, which really have sputtered out after the first few frames.

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Heinous bigotry against wolves is what the charming film is about -- as well as what it means to discover than one IS a wolf and must live on the margins of polite society. Gabriel, a sexy wolf who has been around the block a time or two, falls for Seth, the new winsome wolf on the trail, and they fall in love and live happily ever after. For a time. But along the way a truly wicked priest -- who looks like and spews like War Criminal Tony Blair -- has his own secrets as he whips up a frenzy in the town against the lovely boys, err, wolves. And meanwhile, in one of the truly creepiest performances ever, "Fanny" and her confederate have conspired to murder the Mistress of the Mansion and blame the wolves in order to inherit the cottage. Intrigue, conspiracy, out, out, damned spot and all that. And just to keep everybody honest and sexual orientation fluid as it really is until one finds onseself in True Love, Seth and Polly take a quite satisfying, ecstatic tumble and Seth makes up his mind that he is in True Love. Really nice soundtrack featuring Tchaikovsky to Jungle Freak by Osmosis to Spirit in the Sky.

Very entertaining and well-cast if a bit stereotypical. The wolf metaphor worked well and the plotting ladies made for an interesting story. I loved it

These two guys have fake springy tails and are wolves who eat flesh. They're not bad and kiss and stuff but they are wolves. They are homosexual wolves. Double trouble.

Unique idea but in the end kind of silly. They're cute tho. Yes, yes I get the message.

I Liked it

A really great movie. Most appropriate for today and the present discussions of gay marriage.

Enjoyable.

Obvious and predictable with community theater acting.

I FOUND IT TO BE SAD AND DEPRESSING. WHY DO A LOT OF THE LGBTQ MOVIES END IN DEATH AND SADNESS? ISN'T THE WORLD SAD ENOUGH WE NEED TO SEE FILMS THAT ARE UPLIFTING. FUNNY, ROMANTIC. WARM AND FUZZY. COME FILM MAKERS ENOUGH OF GORE AND SORROW. COME UP TO A HIGHER PLANE.

Quirky morality tale with great character acting (though it's an odd collection of characters!).