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elisehernke’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
The peach scene. As much as it’s giggled about in the aftermath of the movie's release in interview and such, that piece of the movie was so powerful. Elio moves from shame to relief because of Oliver’s acceptance and comfort in that moment. One can almost can pin the entire story of their love to that one moment. Oliver’s confidence and support allows Elio to come into acceptance of his own sexual desires without feeling like he is “sick.” So beautiful.
Visions of Gideon by Sufjan Stevens.
There is this overwhelming nostalgia of falling in young love, even if you haven't experienced these exact relationships for yourself. This movie is drenched in the familiar feeling of longing. Diving sensually into the touches, tastes, smells, the story is driven by what is not said. To speak or not to speak about what is not said. A love story that is not easy to shake.
Hats off to Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. Outstanding.