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Benjamin (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Inspired by first-time feature filmmaker Simon Amstell's own experiences, Benjamin is a heartfelt ode to the search for human connection.

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Comedy about being weird and struggling for connection. The film is about Benjamin, a rising star filmmaker, on the brink of premiering his difficult second film "No Self" at the London Film Festival when Billie, his hard drinking publicist introduces him to a mesmeric French musician called Noah. (Directed by famed British comedian Simon Amstell, the film is autobiographical and deeply personal.)

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Colin Morgan
as Benjamin
Joel Fry
as Stephen
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Critic Reviews for Benjamin

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (4)

From this delicate premise, "Benjamin" wrings a lot of warmly perceptive, occasionally acidic humor.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…
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What's best about the film, though, is its concession to tenderness.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If this romcom were any lower-key, it might go off-radar - or off-gaydar - without trace. But Colin Morgan, as failing Irish-London film-maker, is terrific at doleful, muted self-regard.

March 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A miraculously heartfelt love story, sweet and poignant in all its awkwardness.

March 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The script crackles with endlessly sharp throwaway lines, astute observations of the underground "art scene," and sweet, well-executed montages.

July 24, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Through all its Shoreditch hipster pretension there is a fine balancing act of witty inelegance.

July 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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