|Avatar Films | Release Date: February 2, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The film is rightfully carried by Nico and Dani and under Gay's artful helmsmanship it's carried with remarkable sympathy and believability.
Delivers the oft-trod subject of boys' sexuality with intelligence and freshness.
A more honest version of "Summer of '42."
Honest, sensitive and keenly observant.
The movie ultimately turns out to be less about sex than it is about the point in a friendship where two people decide they will both be better off if they part ways.
While Nico and Dani presents itself as a no-frills coming-of-age tale, its soundtrack seems lifted from a teen comedy like "American Pie."
Nico and Dani merely retells a not uncommon tale without significantly enriching it. It's just too familiar to play as poignantly as it would like to.
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