Garšon Stupide
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Loic, a young, gay man in Switzerland, fills the emotional void of his turbulent sex life with dreams of self-betterment. When a casual but tender encounter with an older guy presents the promise of emotional connection and validation, Loic arrives at one of the most crucial crossroads of his life.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's voyeuristic and kinky and maybe a little judgmental."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Garcon Stupide never quite convinces us that it has a greater moral agenda beyond its graphic material."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Are you getting anywhere? Are you stupid? Lo´c will look you in the eye, and you'll have to face these questions."
‑ Don Willmott,
"[It's] unclear is why anyone would want to see this slog through the gutter or, even more, why young director Lionel Baier would want to make it..."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"... shot-on-video feature has an improvisational quality meant to look natural. Mostly it's tedious..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Garšon Stupide is the rare piece of European sexual realism centered completely on a boy's awakening. Young women have dominated the genre in the last 10 years, especially in France. So the film is a welcome, though inferior changeup."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Understanding the ins and outs of a young, detached psyche requires careful cinematic dialogue and introspection, qualities Mr. Baier can't muster in his feature debut."
‑ Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
"Your interest is held by newcomer Pierre Chatagny, who captures all the infuriating, frustrating, incontestably sweet qualities of a young gay man in search of himself."
‑ Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
"Garšon Stupide is interesting enough to merit an audience broader than its intended niche, though it isn't perfect."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
"Tall, boyish Loic (Pierre Chatagny) is too much a statue even to be called stupid."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Unfortunately, just when you think Garcon Stupide is going somewhere, Baier screws it up with a melodramatic climax and a political message."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"It's the kind of discomforting movie that seems designed to remind you of wrong-headed or foolish moments in your own past. On that level, it may succeed only too well."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"The movie could also be called Uninteresting Boy or Stares Blankly Into the Distance in a Way That's Supposed to Look Pensive but Just Makes Him Look Like an Underwear Model Boy."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's more than just a sexploitation film, but not much more."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"How do I hate this film? Let me count the ways."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
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