Deciding to take the plunge
I’m an LGBTQ+ woman, so why would I watch the film… well, why not? It’s great to see representation which the gay community has more input over, and it will feel closer to home. The film picks up themes of succeeding and failing as a team, how that feels.
The two men who hit it off, are both in relationships, which aren’t fulfilling them. They have great chemistry and are soon pursuing each other, to discover more, and to feel that wonderful feeling of the connection they share.
Their partners both signify stability or returning favours, like being helped out from a bad period of time. Mark and Warren find a fresh start with each other, and are really well suited, like soul mates and partners.
It’s too difficult to break off the existing relationships and it all comes out at the wrong time, during a NYE party.
The feel of the film
I really liked the music, and I found myself crying when Mark & Warren break up for the last time. A few cringe moments, as they tried to keep it secret, to avoid their relationship being outed in the group.
Yes, I really was crying in the cinema, so that says something about the performance of the actors being good.
Best supporting roles
There were some really great supporting roles including Marks best friend Henry, and the team joker/clown – Pinkie.
I hope I haven’t said too much about the film. It’s all about the sentiment you feel when you see it at the cinema.
The Official Website http://www.infromthesidemovie.com
In From The Side is described as an Independent Gay Rugby Film and it received 5 stars from The Sunday Times and queer press have hailed it as an excellent cinematic feature film!