Harry + Max (Harry and Max)
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Harry + Max (Harry and Max)
Following up his critically acclaimed third film, 2001's The Sleepy Time Gal, filmmaker Christopher Munch helmed this dramedy about a pair of brothers who embark on a camping trip together. Harry (Bryce Johnson) is the eldest of the two, a 23-year-old former teen idol who has stopped off for the long-promised expedition while en route to a gig in Japan. Max (Cole Williams) is Harry's 16-year-old younger brother, a burgeoning pop star himself. As the siblings begin spending time together in seclusion, their cordialness erodes and strong feelings begin to come out, exposing old emotions… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though Williams and Johnson fit comfortably into the European naturalism that's become Münch's stock in trade, they can't quite wriggle out of his high-concept premise and become plausibly real."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"The movie is a congeries of half-formed ideas about pansexuality and other social taboos, but Munch fails to accomplish what he seemingly sets out to do."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"As disturbing and unsettling as the subject matter is what is truly sad is that the performances of the two leads were impressive and they ended up being wasted by the trash content of the script."
‑ Brad Slager, Film Threat
"The blurred boundary between intimacy and sexuality ... isn't broached with the sensitivity and maturity that it demands."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"The film winds up dancing around the 500-lb gorilla in the middle of the room rather than facing the pathology of its real subject head-on."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Seems like the work of a novice, with self-conscious expository passages and emotionally false conversations."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Provocative without being especially thoughtful or credible."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"...incest...pedophilia...the film seems to be nothing more than an attempt to affirm a sense of I'm-OK-you're-OK normality for any viewers with such issues in their own lives."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Harry and Max is writer-director Christopher Munch's seemingly candid exorcism of any number of self-consciously naughty fantasies."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Intermittently insightful, but a disappointment from the talented Munch."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"To consider Harry and Max as being about incestuous feelings would be shortchanging it, because the film is really about the evolving nature of love and the need to define it."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Too superficial to shock or surprise."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"You watch this prurient would-be porn, treated with kid-glove 'sensitivity,' in a state of disbelief."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Chatty scenes ramble on and on, supporting characters are underdeveloped, and all the sibs' angst does little to make their tortured relationship very credible or interesting."
‑ , E! Online
"forgets along the way to tell a compelling story."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Filmcritic.com
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