Sommersturm

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    Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the gay team from Berlin Show more... arrives and Tobi is totally confused. The evening before the races begin, the storm that breaks out is more than meteorlogical...

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    Its coming-of-age yarn goes nowhere beyond inevitably out of a closet.

    2/4
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    It's sunny and frothy, with odd laugh-out-loud moments.

    4/5
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    This gay coming-of-age film from Germany ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.

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    Stadlober, a young Austrian actor cast in the leading role, is charming enough to survive most of the movie's labored attempts to lighten up.

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    While it has little in it that hasn't been covered by other coming-out movies, it's pleasant enough.

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    Kreutzpainter limns his multifarious characters with an amiable, unforced humor and an authentic feel for the ways in which good kids respond to peer pressure with less-than-admirable behavior.

    3/4
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    Equal parts earnest and endearing, Bavarian director Marco Kreuzpaintner's gay romance tackles its adolescent heartaches with unusual compassion.

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    The slo-mo opening, accompanied by sappy music, tells you everything you need to know about Summer Storm, an uninspired gay coming-of-age import from Germany.

    1/4
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    Summer Storm is another of those soft-core, simple-minded stories about a geeky young gay man (Robert Stadlober as Tobi) struggling with his sexuality over the course of a long, hot, sexed-up summer.

    1/5
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    For a small coming-of-age film, this picture is remarkably well photographed and acted. But the single-mindedness with which it seems determined to have almost everyone rowing in the same sexual direction finally becomes a bit oppressive.

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    Summer Storm is a contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist -- though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey.

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    A lovely wallow in the sweaty pains and joys of mostly gay adolescent love.

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    One of the film's major assets is Stadlober's winningly natural performance -- his moody charisma is irresistible.

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    Though the characters and plot are all paint-by-numbers, Summer Storm is still a fairly charming look at what it's like for a typical teen jock to admit he's not so typical, after all.

    2/4
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    Tale of a high-school rowing team's captain going through major changes during a week-long training retreat is routine in some aspects, but compensates via psychologically sharp writing and performances.

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