Garçon Stupide
Garçon Stupide (2005)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 16, 2006
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's voyeuristic and kinky and maybe a little judgmental.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Garcon Stupide never quite convinces us that it has a greater moral agenda beyond its graphic material.

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Don Willmott

Are you getting anywhere? Are you stupid? Loïc will look you in the eye, and you'll have to face these questions.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Garçon 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.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

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.

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Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

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.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Unfortunately, just when you think Garcon Stupide is going somewhere, Baier screws it up with a melodramatic climax and a political message.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

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