Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours until his flight home, Johannes offers to help him print his boarding pass. This mundane task leads to a day together wandering the city. The contrasts in their lives and values force each one to confront their own truths. Boys Meet Boys is a feature length mumblecore about the journey of a brief encounter: the mark left by a fleeting moment of joy.
I expected a cute little romance film as I got into the film and well into the middle point. Nice summer day in Berlin, two cute young men hang around and flirt together before the time one of them should catch his plane back home.
But as their day and conversation progress and their mutual attraction grows, they get to reevaluate what they thought they believed and knew about their life.
Now, the transition from the light hearted flirt to seriousness is a bit too sudden, and the conversation IS bit pretentious… but these boys are young, and I’m pretty sure I talked with the same kind of hollow assurance and misplaced cynicism when I was young. The point is they get to learn something about themselves through the encounter, that was neither a big romance nor a quick shag.
It’s not a masterpiece, a lot could have been better, from the script to acting, but it’s worth a watch especially if you’re young and gay.
Director: Daniel Sanchez Lopez
Writers: Daniel Sanchez Lopez, Hannah Renton
Stars: Matthew James Morrison, Alexandros Koutsoulis
Country of origin: Germany
Languages: English, German
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.34 GiB
Duration : 1 h 12 min
Overall bit rate : 2 638 kb/s