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About the Movie
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Eliza Hittman's award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 83
- Fresh: 70
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It gets under the skin, and stays there.
Fresh: British actor Harris Dickinson gives a smashing breakthrough performance in Beach Rats.
Fresh: Hittman's depictions of sexuality, emotional crisis and parent-teen relationships are rendered here without sentimentality - and with the burning urgency of a stick of dynamite with a lit fuse.
Rotten: This very thinly sliced character study of beautiful if benighted adolescence is more a pre-coming-of-age tale, one that takes us close to, but not through, the transformative acquisition of good judgment.
I really enjoyed this film a lot. The story of a young man dealing with his sexuality is well done. The Coney Island setting lends itself beautiful to the film. Definitely worth supporting this indie film and director.
Beautiful, provocative, dark - don't miss it!
A beautiful, sensual and smart movie by Eliza Hittman about the struggles of masculinity. Indie filmmaking at its best.
Kinda. . . .
Anyone who has gone through this coming out process woudl appreciaet most of this movie. . . . the on ly odd part is the end! Kinda messed up a good movie!