TrustMovies has pointed out on this blog (more than once, as he recalls), there are only two rules necessary for forging a workable love relationship: both parties involved must be autonomous and they must want that relationship. This theory is offered up once again via a very good new gay quasi-love story called RETAKE, in which an older-but-still-plenty-hunky man engages a male prostitute to play the role of the now-deceased love-of-his-life. Yes, this situation is fraught, all right, with one question immediately rearing its little head: How autonomous can these two characters really be?
Nick Corporon (shown at left), moves back and forth with increasing equality and agility between the two men, the older (played by Tuc Watkins, shown above and below left), a wealthy and successful entrepreneur whose obsession makes him oddly vulnerable, and the younger (Devon Graye, shown above and below, right), who slowly and with surprisingly believability makes us realize that, yes, a whore can take charge of his life in certain important ways.
Breaking Glass Pictures and running 98 minutes, the movie hits VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3, opens theatrically in Los Angeles (at Laemmle's Royal) on Friday, January 6, and arrives on DVD and Internet VOD on Tuesday, January 10.