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XXY2007

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  • 4.1
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For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely any as monumental as the one facing fifteen year old Alex (Inés Efron) who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit at their house on the gorgeous Uruguayan shore, along with their sixteen year old son Álvaro (Martin Piroyanski). Alex is immediately attracted to the young man, adding yet another level of complexity to her personal search for identity and forcing both families to face their worst fears.

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Watching XXY, it is difficult for the viewer to put themselves in Alex’s place, to feel what she feels. But I imagine it’s quite easy to put yourself in the place of the father. Imagine what it’s like to raise a girl, love a girl, sacrifice for a girl, and then have all that threatened by the choices of said girl. Ricardo Darín’s performance as Kraken gave me chills. There is so much pain and fear buried within the character and the way we see it slowly surfacing is heartbreaking.

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Watching XXY, it is difficult for the viewer to put themselves in Alex’s place, to feel what she feels. But I imagine it’s quite easy to put yourself in the place of the father. Imagine what it’s like to raise a girl, love a girl, sacrifice for a girl, and then have all that threatened by the choices of said girl. Ricardo Darín’s performance as Kraken gave me chills. There is so much pain and fear buried within the character and the way we see it slowly surfacing is heartbreaking.

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This was a film about a deep, many-sided subject that needs to be talked about, but in the end the film failed because no one actually talked to anyone else. Questions were asked but not answered except by "meaningful looks" left for the viewer to interpret. At one point Alex asks her father what if she doesn't have to decide, when clearly she does. I still liked the film, however, because the love and empathy the family shared was evident, and the scenery was stunning.

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Great!

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WOW Great

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excellent and realistic

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4 1/2 - 5 Alex is great everyone is the other boy is a bit odd & never really fit for me but otherwise it all pretty powerful_i really liked it

Searing, beautiful film, and I was especially thankful for the emphasis on Alex not having/wanting/being able to choose which of the binaries to belong to. Also loved the unexpected power play and attitudes between characters according to their gender. However, I do wish that a real transman played the older guy that Alex's Dad goes to seek advice from, not a cis male actor.

Very important to see subject matter like this. Very much enjoyed the pace, beautiful scenery, acting and the realistic nature. I would recommend this movie.

A film that imitates a darker side of reality and puts forth a topic people often avoid talking about and comprehending.

Exclente pelicula muy original !!

it was ok, not great

No, not my type of film, although the acting was very good and the story line interesting

Film was too dark. Terrible storey, very sad. Sorry I watched it.

EXTREMELY BORING. NEEDED A REWRITE AND A DIFFERENT CINEMATOGRAPHER. IT RINGS TRUE TO LIFE, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT A GOOD FILM. THE STORY IS MUDDY

the subtitles are completely OFF on this film...couldn't even watch it