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Of an Age: The Sweetness of Remember Your Name

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Storyline via IMDB:

In the summer of 1999, a 17-year-old Serbian-born Australian amateur ballroom dancer experiences an unexpected and intense 24-hour romance with a friend’s older brother.


Review:

I found the gay romance Of an Age (on Peacock) filled with subtle echoes of Call Me By Your Name. The age difference between the would be lovers is more June-July than May-December, so there are less creepy overtones, and most importantly, they are of an age beyond legal consent.

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Of an Age also has the benefit of distance. The second half takes place fifteen years later, at a wedding, so rueful recollection offers a chance to clean up the last emotional strings remaining. It has maturity, wisdom, insight and restraint. The transience of the affair puts it into perspective. The pain remains a faded echo of desire, and first love, sexual awakening.

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The only slight detriment in the storytelling are the strident female characters. I suspected they were mainly a plot device to get the lovers together. Maybe also an extension of their fear, lack of interest in the female world, a rejection of that in their life. They’re just socially acceptable dance partners at the wedding reception.

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Of an Age gets a 3.5 out of 5 or a B+.

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Credits:

Directed by

Goran Stolevski

Written by

Goran Stolevski

Produced by

  • Kristina Ceyton
  • Samantha Jennings

Starring

Cinematography

Matthew Chuang

Edited by

Goran Stolevski

Production

companies

Distributed by

Roadshow Films

Release dates

  • 4 August 2022(MIFF)
  • 17 February 2023(United States)
  • 23 March 2023(Australia)

Running time

99 minutes

Country

Australia

Language

English


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4 responses to “Of an Age: The Sweetness of Remember Your Name”

  1. Chico’s Mom Avatar

    I’m really enjoying your reviews. Thanks for sharing. A couple movies I wanted to see, I’m not so sure now. And a couple I wasn’t so sure about, (you guessed it) now I want to see. 🤭

  2. JONATHAN MOYA Avatar

    Which ones did I change your mind on.

    Curious on the ones you wanted but now don’t or the ones you weren’t sure about but want to see now.

  3. Chico’s Mom Avatar

    65. I love a B science fiction movie. But how many times can you run from a dinosaur? In my head l’ve likened it to Passenger. I made it 10 minutes. Not sure I want to watch 65 now. Very interested in seeing Oppenheimer.

  4. JONATHAN MOYA Avatar

    Thanks. Appreciate the follow and every read.

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