God's Own Country

God's Own Country

By Francis Lee

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-09-01
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Director: Francis Lee
  • Production Company: British Film Institute (BFI)
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
7.7/10
7.7
From 201 Ratings

Description

Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny's life forever. Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see.

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Reviews

  • Mr.

    5
    By Amirs59
    An EXCELLENT production.
  • Emotionally honest, touching, reminds you of your true love.

    5
    By WorldTraveller1
    I wasn't sure about the film originally but due to the reviews, ratings and Bafta nomination, decided to take the risk. These are my thoughts (from a hetero perspective, if that means anything): This film was written with so much emotional honesty, it doesn't try to manipulate you as a film viewer at all. The performances of the actors are obviously important. Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu and the two supporting actors were all superb. I am particularly impressed by O'Connor's psychological maturity being still a young actor yet able to protray Johnny Saxby with such understanding of the character's complex psychological state and how that changes as his relationship to Gheoghe (Secareanu) deepens. Obviously, O'Connor's job of portraying Johnny was made so much more rewarding to watch, playing against a sensitive (and handsome) actor like Secareanu who is absolutely believable as someone who is himself wounded but still hopeful soul. Gheorghe has found a way to deal with hardship in life and love not by closing himself off but by keeping his hope that love can change everything, rescuring those who others would consider lost. Gheorghe nurses Johnny back to life just like he does a little runt of a lamb he delivers on the farm. He just can't walk away from fixing a broken Johnny who had lost the hope of ever finding someone to love him and that he could love in return. However, a further deteriotion in the health of Johnny's father, who has already suffered a stroke dashes any hope he had of a meaningful life and love. He plungest himself back to old habits of self destructive drinking and meaningless hookups. To find out whether Gheorghe can succeeds in helping Johnny accept love and see there is yet hope and true love is worth fighting for or whether Johnny's self destructive tendecies drives him away, you will simply have to find out yourself.
  • Good, not great

    3
    By Streetworker01
    I’m late to the party with this one, and while I think it’s a good film in many ways - the performances are superb, as is the cinematography - I couldn’t help feeling a sense of disappointment at the end. Maybe my expectations were too high after all the hype, but I certainly feel there are much better gay love stories out there - Call Me By Your Name and Shelter to name two. And let’s be quite blunt - the script of God’s Own Country is rather poor. Just another 2D gay cliche. I’m glad I saw it, and I hope others see it too. Just don’t expect to be blown away because it’s overhyped.
  • Beautiful film

    5
    By S Club Sam
    Can’t praise it highly enough. Well deserving of its BAFTA nominations ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Good important film but I hated the ending

    4
    By Superboy212
    I won't spoil it. But it was an ending that whilst completely the writers choice left me feeling somewhat dismayed with how gay life and it's difficulties are perceived, handled and portrayed in this day and age. Worth watching to make your own mind up. For gay people struggling or just coming to terms with their sexuality rest assured this is one journey but not the only journey to the wonderful and enriching relationships yet to come.
  • Truly Superb

    5
    By jamesswm
    Love always wins!
  • Wonderful film

    5
    By Grajjihy
    Brilliant performances , and very moving.
  • Awesome

    5
    By wayne siegert
    Best movie in a long time! 👌🏻👍🏻🏳️‍🌈🌈👍🏻👌🏻
  • Amazing

    5
    By BEARBEATS
    Simply amazing 🌈
  • Amazing

    5
    By Paul in Brighton
    Loved it. Great acting. Such s compelling film.

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