July Movie Review

Dog Tags

Not Rated…Don’t ask- Don’t Tell

Written and Directed by Damion Dietz

 

Starring: Paul Preiss , Bart Fletcher , Amy Lindsay , Candy Clark

 

Review by: Leon Velasco

Rating of: One Thumb up

It wasn’t one of the greatest movies I’ve seen. It was ok, but if it’s between this and say getting my brows waxed…I’ll go for the waxing. It just seemed to drag, and you’re getting anxious to get to the end after 30-45 minutes. Who knows maybe someone else may like it, but for me, I had to keep replaying because it would put me to sleep.

Emotionally daring and bristling with powerful performances, Dog Tags explores the cost of self-discovery as two unlikely souls connect. Abandoned by his father and raised by his single mother (Candy Clark), handsome and sexually confused Nate (Paul Preiss) obligatorily joins the Marines to support his fiancée. On leave, the detached marine meets Andy (Bart Fletcher), a magnetic and seemingly free-spirited young man haunted by the mysteries of his past. Initially their bond is purely platonic, but the smoldering chemistry they share is undeniable as it sizzles into something sensual and intimate. Together they plunge headfirst into waters of vulnerability and desire, while the identity of Nate’s father finally rises to the surface.

An effective and affecting drama…it sneaks up on you and hits you upside your heart” ,Dallas Voice

A visually stunning film…powerful performances.” ,Courier Post

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