Call Me By Your Name

“Call Me By Your Name” is one of the best reviewed movies of 2017. It’s the story of a seventeen year old boy living in northern Italy with his parents who invite a graduate student to live with them for the summer. Romance ensues. Did I mention that the grad student is male? The whole thing is tastefully done, beautifully filmed, well acted, and very, very slow. In my opinion it would have worked with twenty minutes cut out of it. Timothee Chalamet plays the young boy and he is amazing. He shows the emotions of a boy that age realistically, both good and bad. Armie Hammer as the graduate student is the best he has been since “The Social Network” and Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays Chalamet’s father, doesn’t have much to do until the end, but then he has a scene that is beautifully written and incredibly acted. Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg are all being talked about for Oscar nominations. I wasn’t overly impressed.