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“Joe, a closeted, middle-aged, African-American man on a date with a gay teen” So we’re romanticizing pedophilia now?
@KDub: Was that really your take on the film and the character played by Wendell Pierce? It’s supposed to be a meditation on isolation and loneliness, and how it can drive decent people to do risky, foolish things. I haven’t yet seen the movie, but I’m willing to give it the benefit.
…And I would be careful with tossing around the “p” word so casually. It’s easy to make knee-jerk assumptions, but a teenager is not (necessarily) a child and not every intergenerational relationship is exploitative.
Two things I took away from “Four”:
1) The age of the “teen” is never mentioned and left ambiguous, I presume intentionally. Fretting over the legality of the relationship distracts from the intensity of the interaction between Joe and June.
2) “Four,” based on a stage plate play, is a character study. None of the relationships here are romanticized. I can’t say enough good things about this movie and have been looking forward to the DVD to share with friends.
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