Monday, April 11, 2011

Movie Monday: Bedrooms and Hallways

We're back to Movie Monday after a week's hiatus. Today's movie Bedrooms and Hallways was recommended to me by a twitter friend, Lisa, who told me it was a cute, British gay movie - three of my favourite things. :)

Leo, an out gay man on the cusp of his 30th birthday, develops feelings for Brendan, a straight man in his men's therapy group. It leads to an affair between the two men, which is later complicated by the fact that Brendan still lives and works with his ex-girlfriend...who turns out to have been Leo's best friend when they were in high school.

Leo is played by Kevin McKidd, which was more than enough to get me to check it out - I'm a huge fan. As the movie went on, though, I saw more familiar faces - James Purefoy, Simon Callow (who is, by law, in every movie made in England since, like, 1985), Tom Hollander who is an absolute scream in every role I've seen, Jennifer Ehle, and Hugo Weaving who was in a couple little movie franchises, sort of obscure, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings.

Some of the moments are completely hysterical - the men's therapy group in particular, which is woven throughout the movie, had me laughing out loud. Other parts are a little sexy and touching, and some were less impressive. I have mixed feelings about the end - I didn't feel Leo's eventual actions were in keeping with what his character had seemed to be throughout the movie. However, it has lots in its favour, and I give it a 7/10.

Could not find a trailer on YouTube...instead I found the whole darn movie, broken up into sections. Here's Part 1.


sunystone said...

This looks interesting. I think I'll check it out :)

Michelle said...

It was good. Hated the ending, though.