Thursday, December 22, 2005

"Radiant" and "winning"


As Sally, Jennifer Ehle looks like a young Meryl Streep and is winning enough to make men and women swoon. It isn't at all a stretch that Leo and Sally share a special bond; nor is it making a statement on Leo's gayness. Rather, Troche gently and without an agenda portrays ordinary human emotion and unexplainable attraction.

Sally (the radiant Jennifer Ehle, from A&E's Pride and Prejudice), who is a school chum of Leo's. When some "more than friends" feelings start to arise between Leo and Sally, it becomes clear that the film is trying to be more than your average queer romantic comedy. By fully exploring the dual nature of Leo's and Brendan's sexual orientations, Bedrooms and Hallways bursts open rigid comedic doors and lets in the fresh air of complexity.

These are Bedrooms and Hallways reviews, by the way.

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