Popped in one of the DVD’s from Netflix the other night, in my continual review of gay themed films for Pride this month. The film is called Long Term Relationship. It came out in 2006.
The film starts out with a bang. I thought it was going to be another of those already, overdone gay stories- rehashed in films that are oversexed, poorly, written and unrealistic.
This film changes gears soon into the story and it charms the viewer into a yarn that is endearing , fresh and moving. It is a true romantic comedy.
Credit goes to Writer/Director Rob Williams. He is a talent. His writing is clever and his directing weaves the story at a good pace. The comedy is perfectly place and has the right rhythm with the drama that unfolds.
The romantic story between the two central characters of Glenn ( played by Matthew Montgomery) and Adam ( Windham Beacham) is perfectly orchestrated as a love story of polar opposites. The angst and attraction play at such a tug of war between these two lovers that it carries through the whole movie ending in a perfect crescendo that fades perfectly in the distance.
Beyond the artistry, the acting is good. Eli (Artie O’Daly) steals some scenes with his comical acting abilities.
So I recommend renting it and enjoy spending time with these great characters.