A middle-class teenage misfit living in '70s era Montreal dreams of abandoning his familiar hometown surroundings to seek a brighter future in director Jean-Marc Vallée's character-driven drama. A sexually-confused Christmas Day baby who likes to march to the beat of his own drummer, Zachary Beaulieu (Marc-André Grondin) nevertheless longs to live up to his old-fashioned father's (Michel Cote) decidedly more traditional expectations. As Zachary seeks solace in the sounds of Pink Floyd and David Bowie, his mother assures him that he's bound for greater things and testosterone-fueled siblings raise hell around the house. Despite feeling bound by his comparatively normal surroundings, the revelations provided by David Bowie's "Space Oddity" allows the disheartened Zachary the luxury of dreaming. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Good movie although it was difficult where it was going through so much of the time. However, it was fairly well acted and it told a realistic story that I'm sure happens to lots of closeted gay teens. REcommend it!
Although some of the plot is a bit twisted and maybe too far-fetched for some to believe, I found it compelling to watch. The acting is superb, and despite a few slow parts, I was intrigued by this family throughout the movie.
A rather substantial storyline that's impressive and involving. Great chunks of humor along with serious situations that set you to thinking about problems associated with drugs and with being gay. Attractive cast. Some real character development. Above average.