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Reviewed by shannonwidrose AU / Joined shannonwidrose 2017
"Douches Froides "Cold Showers" "
Cold Showers
Cold Showers
Cold Showers
France, 2005, 102 minutes Drama, Sport, LGBT, Coming of Age
Lead by a young, likeable cast this film had the potential to be a stand out coming of age film, exploring not only sexuality and domestic hardships, but jealousy and adolescent ambivalence. However, the film takes a disappointing turn during the middle of its second act, effectively ruining the narrative of the entire piece and inadvertently raising more questions than it answers. Mickael's unease and confusion is hastily resolved, missing the mark on its exploration of teenage solitude and consuming paranoia. However, viewing this film seven years after its release, which is enough for most teen dramas to seem dates and irrelevant, Cold Shower's modernity remains perfectly in tact. Despite its lacking second act, Cold Shower's delivers an honest portrayal of flippant exchanges and young love affairs that is worthy of note.
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