March 4, 2018, one of the biggest nights for the Entertainment industry: The Oscars. Over the next week or so, I’d like to go through the nominees for best picture, because lets be real, everyone loves a movie that wins an award. If you don’t believe me, look at the rating approvals for the Kings Speech before and after it got nominated.
To kick off the list of movies nominated, I’d like to start with a little film called Call me by Your Name. Directed by Luca Guadagnion. This film focuses on a seventeen-year old boy (Adult?) Elio (Timothee Chalamet) as he begins to discover himself in the summer of 1987. When Doctoral student Oliver, (Armie Hammer) moves into his house for the summer to finish his book, and help Elio’s dad with his work, Elio begins to form a relationship that will change his life with this American Visitor.
Adapted from a novel of the same name, this is one of those instances that the movie is as good as the book. Now, I’m not saying, skip out on the book and watch the movie because after reading the book, I wish the movie would have gone till the end. It stops with much more left to be said from Elio’s point of view.
This movie had the ups and downs of teenage love, and sexual exploration. All in all, I hope at the Oscars they will be calling this movie by its name, multiple times.
Call me by Your Name is also nominated for:
Actor in a Leading Role: Timothee Chalamet
Music (Original Song): “Mystery of Love”
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Call me by Your Name
Blu-Ray/DVD Release date: March 13, 2018