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  • Summary: 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. (Picture This! Entertainment) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 80
    Composed of artfully used split-screen, lots of hand-held camera, and expertly honed dialogue, the film floats on currents of sadness and understated humor. It also makes Loic's existential ache almost palpable.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeanette Catsoulis
    80
    An intriguing examination of alienation and dysfunction, tonally haunting rather than melodramatic.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Raw, uncompromising and surprisingly explicit.
  4. 63
    Baier's style is almost uncomfortably voyeuristic, amplified by the casting of a young, inexperienced actor (Pierre Chatagny) in a part that calls for hardcore sex.
  5. Mostly it's tedious as we watch the photogenic but emotionally blank Chatagny bounce between anonymous sexual encounters.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ng
    50
    The result is a better-late-than-never coming-of-age tale that is by turns earnest and corny, though never stupide.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    25
    Dull and uninteresting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JuanC.
    Oct 21, 2005
    10
    This movie shows exactly how fast llife,goes on,now days. It shows how inocense developes,and how thoughts becomes monologue,powerfull energy of been busy and living differents lifes at the same time.. a taste of documental drama,comedy, true life,and sexual differences. this movie takes the audience into a trip that goes on from sofisticated lifestyle to unusual life....Nataxha Koutchoumov,Pierre Chatagny And Lionel Baier.....YOU DID A GREAT JOB ......I wish to you all the best in near the future.....!!!!!! P.S Pierre Chatagny... *****THE NEW STAR***** Expand
  2. LawrenzG.
    Oct 23, 2005
    8
    I watched this movie 3 times already.... 1st time in Locarno's festival.....secund time in N.Y and now at home..... I love it!!!! and love the actor Pierre Chatagny.... he is one of the Best handsome actors I've ever seen....!!!!! hope to see him acting in many many others movies. Collapse
  3. ArnoldP.
    Oct 15, 2005
    7
    The in depth emtioinal insight into the life of a conflicted 20 year old is profoundly told. There are flaws that give the viewer a bumpy ride and explicitly clinical depiction of his sexual encounters to distract you from the painful coming of age emergence of the sefish self absorbed, wildly insecure child to a sensitive young man, with a too fascile sugery romantic ending to boot . Very French in style, talky, artsty, sad and poignant. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2013
    4
    "Stupid Boy" is one of the few Swiss films that have been seen outside the country. It is also an LGBT-themed film. Problem is that the purpose of lead role is unclear. What does he do? Good movie but it lacks. Expand