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Movie: Keep the Lights On

Storyline:

It’s 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) first meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), a handsome but closeted lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter soon becomes something much more, and a relationship quickly develops. As the two men start building a home and life together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, Keep the Lights On takes an honest look at the nature of relationships in our times.

Specs:

Country: USA
Language: English and Danish
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Drama, Homo-erotic

The trailer hooked me and I just had to watch it. I’m a huge fan of Thure Lindhardt and he’s brilliant in this movie. I will say that the movie is a bit weird in the beginning, but once you get used to the characters it’s no big deal. They also tend to whisper, so I had to turn the volume up and down constantly which is a minor detail, because the movie is great.

All in all, I would give it ★★★★★☆ (5/6)

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