Arizona Sky (2008)
Gledajući ovaj film, sjetio sam se nekih starih ljubavi. Nekih kada se sjetim slatko se nasmijem, neke me rastuže, a neke naljute čim ih se sjetim.
Lijepo je ponekad vratiti se u prošlost, posebno ako ste iz nje ponešto naučili i obogatili sebe. Iskustva, ljubavi, životni usponi i padovi nas čine onim što jesmo. Kako starimo tako su nam ta sjećanja vrijednija. Postaju isprepletene male životne priče koje ćemo ponekad rado ispričati, a ponekad pokušati ugurati u zaborav! Medju njima ima i onih koje su ostale nedorečene, bez kraja. Potajno se nadamo da če mo ih proživjeti do kraja i dati im neki smisao. Lično ne vjerujem da je bilo koji dio životnu priču moguće ponovno proživjeti i promijeniti im smisao ili dodati na značaju! Ostavimo ih tamo gdje im je mjesto, u prošlost! Valja živjeti i boriti se za vrijeme koje nam predstoji.
Jake i Kyle, su prije 15 godina prekinuli jedno divno prijateljstvo. Naprosto životi su im krenuli različitim putevima. Jedan je otišao u grad i postao filmski producent, drugi ostao u farmerskoj Arizoni.
Nakon što Jake usled ubrzanog života posvećenog poslu i samo poslu počne da zdrastveno trpi od stresova odluči da se vrati u nedovršenu priču i pokuša da otkrije da li je njena nedorečenost uzrok praznine koja ga stalno prati.
Ponovo se susreće sa Kylom i oživljava stare emocije i uspomene.
Ovaj film ima lijepu priču koja je završila u pogrešne ruke. Tehnički je loše odrađen, nekako usporen, a glumci toliko loši da mi se na momenat učini da gledam neku špansku melodramu!
Da se režiser malo više potrudio ovo bi mogao biti sasvim pristojan film.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Jeff London, Jeffery London
Duration: 92 min
Actors: Eric Dean, Blaise Embry, Kyle Buckland, Jayme McCabe, Patricia Place, Evan Cuthbert, Brent King, Emerson Smith, Bernadette Murray
Arizona Sky is a 2008 independent gay-themed romantic drama film, produced, written, and directed by Jeffery London. It was filmed entirely on location in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Bakersfield, California. In the spirit of Brokeback Mountain it tells how two childhood friends Jake and Kyle rekindle their relationship fifteen years later.
Jake and Kyle, two teenagers in rural Arizona, go camping out in the desert for one last time before Jake and his family move away to the big city. Their friendship has become sexually intimate, but they agree that they must keep it a secret. Kyle is worried that as he is not leaving as Jake is he would have to face the consequences if his sexual relationship with Jake would become known. They express their mutual love, and sadly face the impending separation. Kyle says tragically, "My best friend is moving away ... forever!"
All this is shown to be a daydream of Jake fifteen years in the future. He is now a busy film producer in California working on a science fiction film project in his living room with his assistant Brian. Brian rouses Jake out of his reverie, and they discuss their respective main goals in life before they get down to business. Due to the growing stress of his work Jake begins to have anxiety attacks: he has one in front of Brian, who urges him to take a vacation.
Jake has come to realize that he is gay, but his accepted understanding of life is that it is 10% show and 90% business. He has virtually no private life. His "straight" friend Steve reinforces Brian's suggestion that Jake take a "personal journey" away from it all, and after another anxiety attack Jake decides to go back to his hometown in Arizona to see if he can find himself. At the last minute he asks Steve to come along, and he does.
When Jake gets back to Arizona he tries to find out about Kyle through Kyle's Aunt Elaine, whose name and address he finds in the local telephone directory. In a warm visit with Elaine he finds out that Kyle still lives there, just a few blocks away from his aunt, whom he visits several times a week. In a way she has taken the place of Kyle's deceased mother in his life. He holds down three jobs: the morning cook at the diner, ranch hand, and a partner with his cousin Heath in fixing cars and tractors.
Jake and Kyle have a pleasant reunion in Kyle's living room, and in the days that follow they discover that they still love each other. In a scene in Jake and Steve's motel room Steve tells Jake about a secret he discovered about his grandfather when he was a boy riding his bicycle around town: his grandfather gave food to an indigent family. Steve concludes that doing things like that may be what life is all about. Later Jake discovers that Kyle like Steve's grandfather is also helpful to a poor woman, Cora, and her family. She tells Jake that she wouldn't know what she would do if it weren't for Kyle's help. Jake sees that Kyle understands what life is all about, and in his desire to share in it, he gives the woman money.
Kyle, though, is unsure and troubled about his feelings for Jake until Aunt Elaine urges him to be himself and find happiness in life. His cousin Heath, who is not as open-minded as Aunt Elaine, has a problem with it, and a confrontation between him and Kyle ensues when Heath discovers Kyle and Jake in bed together one morning. Kyle stands his ground in admitting to Heath that being gay is part of who he is and something he will not deny any longer.
Jake and Kyle decide to move in together with Jake concluding that he can make films just as easily in rural Arizona as in urban California. The last scene of the film shows Jake and Kyle once again in Kyle's pickup looking up at the Arizona sky.