Nico and Dani (Krámpack)
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In this Spanish coming-of-age drama, two teenage boys find their sexual awakening and liberty put to the test over the summer of 1999. Nico (Jordi Vilches) is a budding motorcycle mechanic who has been invited to stay for the season by his best friend Dani (Fernando Ramallo). Dani's parents have left for an Egyptian vacation, leaving the two boys with the run of a summer home over the course of ten days. After bouts of smoking marijuana, eating junk food, and drinking, the boys emerge in innocent sexual games, including "krampack," a Spanish euphemism for "hand-job."… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Filmmaker Gay nimbly navigates the raging waters of burgeoning sexuality."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Manages to be both joyful and unnerving in its unflinching portrayal of emerging sexuality."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Rare handling of an emotional and important theme."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"You can only like these guys, and sympathize with their stumbling into adult life."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
""Nico and Dani" is refreshing after the lowbrow sniggering found in American teen sex comedies."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"For a movie that has been praised for its sensitive realism, Nico and Dani takes some large liberties."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Although films about adolescents stumbling urgently toward sexual self-identity are plentiful, most are put to shame by the delicacy, poignancy, and honesty of Nico and Dani."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"...sexual scenes are all composed tastefully, and larger themes of sexuality and how it affects friendship override individual scenes"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"It makes up for much of its shortcomings with its sensitive consideration of sexuality, adoration, friendship, and late adolescence."
‑ Rob Maitra, PopMatters
"I wish there were more such honestly rendered and thoughtfully told coming-of-age films."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Could be useful to a confused teenager, suggesting that we all have to choose our own paths in life."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film seems unfocused at times, but on reflection, stands out as an unusually sensitive and honest view of teen sexuality, straight or gay."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"A highly enjoyable, extremely sensual coming of age film"
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Merely a slice of life, but it's a well-observed, wonderfully-acted slice of life."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"The rare coming-of-age film that avoids cliches, refuses to engage in stereotypes, and wins over both your intellect and your heart."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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