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Before viewing the movie I had heard many rave reviews. Unfortunately, I do not agree with most of those rave reviews. I do think the movie was ok but there were several things that bothered me. The most obvious to me was the miscasting of Armie Hammer. His character is supposed to be 24 years old. There is no way he is believable as a 24 year old, not only because of his physical looks, but the dialogue for this character is not that of a 24 year old. The subject matter is interesting but it is extremely slow moving and if you know nothing about the story prior to viewing, one can be a bit confused when the issue of the young boy's attraction to the older character first comes up. I also felt the ending was a bit too contrived. The production values are very good but I can only rate this movie as just ok. I give it 2.5 stars.

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