Add your rating What's the story? But there's just one problem: Alex can't quite bring himself to take those final, last steps toward a fully intimate relationship with Claire -- i. In a high school like Alex's, where sex is the number one topic of conversation just ahead of partying, getting drunk, and stoned , the fact that Alex is still a virgin is humiliating for him And so they set a date -- and book a hotel room -- for the "big moment.
He's gay and is quickly smitten with Alex. It's a fateful, eye-opening experience for Alex. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
Some genuinely funny scenes and predicaments, bright teen characters, and a kind-hearted look at a boy's acceptance of his sexual orientation make this timely film highly enjoyable. An added plus is that the young actors are all very relatable and give earnest, skilled performances. Johnson embellishes Alex Strangelove with some quirky animations, flashbacks, and exaggerated tricks-of-the-trade the gummy worms are unforgettable that are fine, if sometimes bit too precious.
On a most positive note, the resolution is a lovely exercise in wish fulfillment -- if only it were that easy. Teens will laugh, and it sends a solid message. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the way Alex Strangelove depicts sexual identity and Alex's emerging awareness of his own orientation. The film and its characters take a loving, non-judgmental approach to Alex. Is that what would happen in your community? How does the movie portray teen drinking and drug use?
Why does that matter? Do you think Alex develops any character strengths such as communication skills and courage as the story moves forward? Did you notice any stereotyping in the film?
If so, did it bother you? Why or why not?