In 1983 Italy, a 17-year-old boy (Timothee Chalamet) falls in love with a visiting American scholar (Armie Hammer) who has been hired as a research assistant by his father (Michael Stuhlbarg). Over the course of a memorable summer, the two flirt as the teen discovers his sexuality. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), Call Me by Your Name made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.~Ellen Martinez
"Mystery of Love" Music Video by Sufjan Stevens
Commentary with Timothee Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg
In Conversation with Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg & Luca Guadagnino
Snapshots of Italy: The Making of Call Me By Your Name
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite movies
Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
Couldn’t find a copy anywhere at the time. And checked Here and they had copies! Great movie check it out!
I'm 22 right now but this movie filled me with so many emotions that I felt 17 again. It's so relatable with how much naivety yet giddiness that you feel when watching. It is an LGBT movie (boys love) so be aware of that if you don't want to see that. I definitely recommend this to any young man who can relate/is discovering his preference and identity. I was already comfortable being Gay but this movie further solidified why I love being this way. This movie shows a love that blossoms into pure passion, it inspires us that we could easily have something like this someday. I cant recommend Call me by your name enough. I originally saw this on Netflix but it quickly became one of my favorite movies that I had to buy the blu ray. The blu ray definitely has better video and audio quality, any fan of CMBYN would love to see it this way.
This movie touched me on a fundamental level. I’m still thinking about it and will probably continue to do so for a while. This is a beautiful film with stellar acting and gorgeous scenery. Northern Italy is the idyllic setting, and Elio is at the heart of this story. In comes Oliver, a twenty-something young man who is working/studying under Elio’s dad, who has a student live with the family each summer. Elio appears to not know quite how to feel about Oliver at first with his easy confidence and handsome American charm. Everyone seems to love Oliver, and Elio eventually realizes that his feelings are much deeper than the superficial friendliness that he’s probably harbored for his father’s previous students. I was astounded by Elio, at once sophisticated and innocent, yet confident about what he wants, once he accepts what that is. This is about first love in its purest form and beautifully acted by both lead actors. There is definitely sexuality/sensuality but none of it is gratuitous- the first fumblings of the act as well as the deep earnestness of love. There is some nudity and there are strong implications of various sexual acts. I saw this with my 16 yr old daughter and I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all, nor did she, as we discussed the movie afterward. For me, the beauty of the relationship transcends everything. This beauty is not limited to just Elio and Oliver, however, as Elio’s parents are amazing in their unconditional love and support. His dad’s monologue brought me to tears. It’s so full of tenderness and understanding. The friendship Elio has with Marzia (?) is also wonderful in its simple acceptance. I can seriously wax poetic endlessly about this movie. I can’t remember the last time a film moved me as this one did. I hope the actors and movie all receive accolades and recognition for their work, but especially Timothee. He is absolutely fabulous and it’s an Oscar worthy performance IMO. Whoever cast this did an excellent job since the chemistry between Armie and Timothee is wonderful, as well as Elio’s parents. I fell into this movie and stayed until well after the credits rolled. Bottom line, see this movie. Loved loved loved.
So much negativity was said regarding the relationship between the two characters. He is 16 and the other is 24. The other guys is not that old. So enough for that. Let me just say if you are open minded and don't mind watching two guys fall in, this is a movie worth watching. There are coming of age gay movies out there, but this is one of the best. And in my opinion is probably the best one. It will be a classic one day. It's a beautiful film and deserves the nominations. All the main characters are wonderful actors and deserve their accolades. This is a movie that I will treasure for years. I am buying it especially because it also comes with the digital version.
A sale on the Blu-ray version of this recent release created an easy decision on what format to purchase. This movie was not in really wide release, but the reviews were very positive, as was the word-of-mouth. A few low moments, but the highs greatly outnumber. I'm glad that I made the purchase, as are some of my co-workers whom I've loaned it out to for their viewing.
Very easy to recommend this movie to family and friends, although the age of the viewers MUST be taken into consideration. It is mature subject matter. If you buy the movie as well . . . Enjoy!
Ever since seeing the trailers for this film, I've been wanting to see it and I'm glad I picked it up given that I never had the opportunity to watch it on the big screen. This is a good coming of age film where whereby we get a sense of what it's like to be in your teenage years and experience love, heartbreak, etc. The cinematography is great too...btw, the mosquitoes are part of the film! If you're looking for a good coming of age film, then I highly recommend giving this title a try!
One of the best movies I have ever seen. It makes you feel like you are experiencing the actors emotions first hand. Amazing work, it pulls you in and the story evolves so naturally. It doesn’t feel like you are watching a scripted movie, just an amazing love story between two people.