Sunday, January 31, 2021

Thoughts on The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (2021) Sundance 2021

 Portrait of actor Bojrn Andresen who exploded on the scene when he was 15  an starred in Visconti’s A Death in Venice. Visconti called him the most beautiful boy in the world and effectively set the course for the rest of his life which was filled with fits and starts and an impossible label to live up to. 

Good but ultimately unremarkable portrait of a life and the road taken. Its all here from his personal life, super stardom in Japan and everything else in between. There is a lot of meat frquently arranged to look spectacular but the question is how interested in the subject are you. While I found the discussion of the road chosen for us interesting, I really never connected with Andresen or this life. It seemed just outside the walls of my experience and thus I never embraced it.

Please don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with the film, more that after a while I stopped wanting to watch simply because this was not something I was interested in. Basically I realized that there was not going to be a big ah ha moment for me that put it all in perspective

Definitely worth a look for those with an interest.

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