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Concussion: Lesbian Movie Review

By October 29, 2013

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I watched Concussion alone in my home on a Sunday night. Afterward, I wished I'd watched it with a few friends. It's the kind of movie, that you want to talk about after. It gets you thinking about the choices you might make in your life, the choices your friends or partners might make. Since I didn't get to discuss the film with my friends, I'd like to discuss it with you here. I'd love to hear from you your thoughts about the movie. Could you relate to the characters? Would you have made any of the choices they made? How realistic do you think the characters and their actions are? What struck you about the movie? Here's what I had to say about Concussion.Watch it on Wolfe streaming and then leave your thoughts below.

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October 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm
(1) Jenni Olson says:

Hey Kathy I agree that it is a great film to provoke conversation. Personally I loved how complex it was as a drama and really enjoyed the characters, the writing and the acting. I also found myself wishing someone would make a nice basic happy lesbian movie for a change. It reminded me of The Kids Are All Right in some ways. I’m so curious to hear your take on it though!

October 30, 2013 at 7:59 am
(2) Kathy says:

Thanks Jeni for your thoughts. I too, thought the movie was similar to The Kids are All Right.

You can read my thoughts about Concussion <a href=”http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/lesbianmoviereviews/fl/Concussion-A-Lesbian-Movie-Review.htm”>here</a>. I’d like to hear what others think. Looks like this is the most popular movie on Wolfe right now.

October 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm
(3) constance says:

I watched it with my partner. Truthfully it left me empty. I found myself want more from the story. I love the actresses they are favorites of mine. It felt rushed and not deep enough.

November 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm
(4) CrazyBirdy says:

Having come to know a few women who either have been or currently are employed in industries that fall under the umbrella term of “sex work”, I’ve realised that the way I viewed these women was flawed. I think if women who work in the sex trade are such a diverse range of people, then it is possible that the women who seek such services are exactly the same as the ones offering it.

I don’t think this is a terrible depiction of what can possibly happen to a failing relationship. However, I think Abby and Kates relationship could have been explored with more depth, so the viewer had more of an understanding of how they wound up in their current state. I also thought the ending could have been far less vague as to where they wound up. I think their relationship had the potential to be improved, from a movie point of view.

November 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm
(5) George says:

I am clearly not a lesbian, but I enjoy movies, and there is one lesbian movie I’d like to rave about. It’s called “Eloise’s Lover,” and it’s from Spain. A teen girl who is quite popular and who is desired by a particular boy meets another girl who’s been derided as unfit because she’s lesbian.
The young girl (Asia) seeks out the other (Eloise), with a desire to sit for portraits with her. Eloise draws nudes, and brings out Asia in a number of ways. Not long after their love affair begins, and it’s quite touching. Not exceptionally sexual in nature, but cute, sweet, touching and lovely.
Gay men like me probably don’t see a lot of lesbian-flavored movies, but I’m quite pleased I saw this (found on Sundance Channel), and I recommend this to any who might like a sweet, cute lesbian movie.

January 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm
(6) KitKat says:

just finished watching Concussion, i agree it’s definately the type of movie that leaves you wanting to talk about the chracters, the plot etc…
really!? i thought the vague ending was the best part…it left a question there un-answered that in my case just made me want more and really promoted thoughts artistically i think it was a perfect choice…
george i’ve seen that movie ^_^
if you haven’t seen it yet i recommend “Were the World Mine” it’s cute, funny, but also poingant and sweet…mind you a bit fantastical but sooo good ^_^

January 6, 2014 at 9:37 am
(7) Tiffany Moore says:

I hear you, this is definitely a movie you want to discuss afterwards. I think it’s an interesting take on a career choice, but I feel they didn’t dig into the characters well enough. I read a great and very thorough review at <a href=”https://www.slixa.com/under-cover/449-movie-review-is-concussion-an-important”>https://www.slixa.com/under-cover/449-movie-review-is-concussion-an-important</a&#062; that the author shares the lack of research and insulting stereo types of sex workers. Check it out too, very interesting thoughts on the movie.

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