Saturday, June 22, 2013

I Want Your Love (2012)

I Want Your Love (2012)


After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten Jesse's already bittersweet feelings about leaving.


1 comment:

  1. I Want Your Love is an honest no holds barred portrayal of a man's search for his destiny. The feelings of conflict about his choices are palpable... believable. One can easily identify with aspects of these characters.

    I've heard people give voice to ill conceived reviews about what they consider is too much gratuitous sex in the movie. It is true that I Want Your Love does not spare viewers from graphic sexual acts, but isn't it time for cinema to examine last centuries morals, which change from generation to generation, and stop being ashamed of portraying real sex between human beings while still telling a legitimate and intelligent story? Sex filmed for the sake of sexual gratification, while acceptable for its purpose, is not the same as a film eliciting real emotion, real feeling and competent acting and direction that also contain unapologetic sexual scenes. Some people are intrinsically sexual. Why change the way characters are conceived in order to maintain some sense of dignified story telling? Does shame still dictate how people feel about sex? Some men are very comfortable with nudity and sex; they've taken the taboo from it. Can't film makers also tell that story without watering down intimate acts that make characters human? It's time for shame (especially in the US) to be left to the discretion of the story tellers and not editors and studio heads, who seem to blush at the sight of truthful, intimate, human interaction. It is time to stop teaching shame about truth.

    If you watched this movie and felt nothing except the pumping of blood leading to sex, then you've missed the intent of the film and are probably sitting in the wrong theater.

    I loved the movie.

    (Apologies for the rant, but many in the US are far too rigid and unswerving in devotion to outdated morals and cannot pull the self loathing stick out of their ass' makes me crazy.)

    Thanks for the movie Burt.