Plan B

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.0  (4,507)

Plan B is not your ordinary gay movie. While the premise of two guys falling in love seems like it’s been done countless times before, this film takes a fresh approach and tells a story seldom seen in the LGBT genre. Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the movie follows the journey of Bruno (Manuel Vignau), a man in his late twenties who works in advertising and leads a comfortable life. He’s not necessarily looking for love, but when he meets ten-year-old Pablo (Lucas Ferraro) through a dating app, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will change his life forever.

The two characters come from different worlds. Bruno is an adult who enjoys his autonomy and hanging out with his friends, living carefree. On the other hand, Pablo is a young boy who faces challenges of growing up in a traditional and homophobic household. Though he is just ten years old, he feels trapped and misunderstood by the adults around him. Through an instant connection, the two embark on an endeavor that leads them on an unexpected journey of self-discovery, exploration, and love.

The film is skillfully directed by Marco Berger, who is known for his ability to capture intense and emotional energy on screen. Here, he handles the subject matter with a light touch, adding humor in the mix to balance the intensity of the dramatic scenes. Berger uses scenic shots of the stunning Buenos Aires as backgrounds, giving the setting a sense of pacing around the changing moods of the characters. The interplay between the characters’ emotions and the landscapes gives the film a rich, mesmerizing visual language that's mesmerizing to watch.

At its core, Plan B is a love story, a tale of two people who find each other amid the confusion of their lives. It explores the complex ideas of consent, age, and love in a way that is both heartwarming and relatable. The film continues to draw you in as it masterfully subverts expectations and plays with notions of masculinity and adult privilege.

While the film has its fair share of steamy and sensual moments, there’s nothing gratuitous about it. Every scene serves the story, adding depth to the characters and their relationships. The chemistry between Vignau and Ferraro is palpable, and they play off each other with such ease that it becomes clear that the relationship they share is heartfelt and genuine. The subtle understated performances of the actors make their characters feel much more genuine.

Plan B is a poignant and powerful film that leaves audiences feeling emotions they did not expect. It is a reminder that behind the complexities of life, love and acceptance know no age, gender, or sexuality. It challenges the audience to let go of preconceived notions and embrace the beauty of love in all its forms. If you want to watch a beautifully shot and sensitive love story that leaves you with a lot of emotions, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Plan B is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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    7.0  (4,507)