The Pass (2016)
January 6, 2019 8:28 PM - Subscribe

The night before their debut game, two professional soccer players share a kiss. In a sporting world where image is everything, this surprising pass sets the men up for a contrasting decade of fame and failure, full of secrets and denial.

I am not really a fan of coming out movies or the-closet-is-bad movies. I think this film transcends both of these crap genres to be something more.

If nothing else, watching the actors age ten years is interesting because it's well done.
posted by great_radio (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Super theatrical — if it wasn’t adapted from a play, I’ll eat my soccer shorts. The leads are very attractive and spend most of the film shirtless.
posted by sixswitch at 7:17 AM on January 7, 2019

No need to take orders from Bart Simpson, it's even the top trivia item on IMDB. Russell Tovey played Jason in the original play, which was performed in Royal Court Theatre in 2014.
posted by phearlez at 9:46 AM on January 7, 2019

Fascinating movie. I don't know if this is just how British gay media is, but the car-wreck-you-can't-look-away-from of it all from Jason reminded me of Cucumber, which was also a gut punch. I liked the depth of feeling from even the two side characters.
posted by gaybobbie at 6:12 PM on January 7, 2019

That was bloody depressing. The last scene was almost heartbreakingly tender with how young they were and gentle with each other, the camera retreating carefully from them. And the use of haircuts and lighting to show aging over a decade was put to skilful use.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 6:39 AM on January 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

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