Dating Amber (2020)
February 10, 2022 9:01 PM - Subscribe

Two school friends decide to start a pretend straight relationship in an effort to fit in.

"A truthful and clever comedy that captures the purity of a beautiful friendship and the essence of two burgeoning but shy sexual awakenings."

"In this amusing and astute gem, O'Shea and Petticrew put in wonderfully nuanced and layered performances that bring depth and emotion to every frame."

"The sort of film that generates such goodwill from the audience towards its characters that we can't help but want to see how these two ended up, because we've become so invested in their stories."

"An adorable look at friendship between two queer kids."
posted by MollyRealized (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Never been moved to start a FanFare post before and I hope I did it okay, but I so very much wanted to recommend this movie to people (and also its actors). I felt it was really an amazingly funny and powerful comedy/drama, and the actors themselves are just utterly amazing.
posted by MollyRealized at 9:02 PM on February 10 [3 favorites]


The trailer looks delightful, thanks for the heads up. It's streaming on HBO and Kanopy at the moment.
posted by mediareport at 12:57 AM on February 12


Thanks for the excellent recommendation, WCityMike2, and thank you for the mention that it's on Kanopy, mediareport! I watched this today and really enjoyed it. It was really warmly done, with such nice turns of humor and kindness and thoughtfulness about when and how people are brave.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 1:00 PM on February 12


I watched this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite good. I do wish they had kept the original title, Beards, because the current title is… not doing the movie any favors.
posted by rhymedirective at 7:20 PM on February 12


Thank you for the recommendation. I watched and enjoyed it. I don't know if I would call it adorable--it was more sad to me.
posted by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on February 13


I agree it was sad but in the end the reconciliation and him coming to greater grips with it all thanks to that wonderful friendship made me feel that it ended on a happy note. I don't see necessarily that they had to separate, though -- that seemed more a unnecessary plot contrivance.
posted by MollyRealized at 7:55 PM on February 28


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