The film is about a loan shark, the epitome of toxic masculinity played by Christian Cooke; he looks absolutely gorgeous in this, and plays such a horrendous cunt, it has to be seen to be believed, kudos, kudos. Unconditioal love can sometimes get very confused and display itself as control-freak enforced transvestism.
How many time have we seen that story? They make jokes about her dying, but also care about her deeply and their lives revolve around her. The reviewer has obviously had a sheltered life.
Set against a backdrop of bleak housing estates, city centres and seaside resorts in the North East movoe England, Unconditional manages to balance moments of grim humour with an unusual love-story that spins off into strange territory as dangerous and dark obsessions take over. Boy goes mad with jealous confusion.
He takes him out for a drink and the kovie bond over beer, pool and food, with Owen entranced by his charms. Boy meets girl.
But is it Owen that Liam 20112 his sights on. And he falls for this teenage boy, he wants this young guy to dress up as woman, perhaps its the boys androgynous features that attracts him, who knows, but the whole thing spirals out of control…. Thinks move into stranger territory when Liam convinces Owen to dress up as a woman and the pair go out for dinner together.
Unconditional is an impressively made and darkly disturbing drama, nicely scripted and impressively shot by Paul Otter. Into their lives comes the seemingly cool Liam Christian Cooke, who starred in Cemetery Junctiona suit-wearing salesman who visits them to handle a financial loan inquiry. Its brooding style and crisp cinematography mark director Bryn Higgins out as filmmaker to be watched, though it may be too inaccessible for international audiences.
Unconditional is an impressively made and darkly disturbing drama. Boy turns brother into girl. Girl gets understandably peeved.