My favorite things in the world are slow moving dramas, cheesy European pop songs, and homoerotic love stories, so of course my heart melted into a goopy puddle during Call Me By Your Name, a slow-moving homoerotic drama with a soundtrack of Italian pop songs from 1982. “Words don’t come easy to me,” croons singer F.R. David in a primitive, tragic ballad that plays during one key scene, but the same can’t be said for the Perlmans, an American family in a northern Italian village . They make charming repartee in three languages (or four, maybe, if you count the mom randomly reading German at at one point). Armie Hammer is a man in tiny shorts, but Timothée Chalamet is phenomenal as Elio Perlman, an impossibly charmed seventeen year old with nothing to do but flirt in French and read anonymous paperbacks all day.
Call Me By Your Name is currently playing at Showcase Warwick and Avon Cinema. I recommend the Showcase because you’ll want to see this one on a big bright screen.