Indie Gems: Buddy Boy
Francis (Aidan Gillen) is a sheltered 30 something man that's been living in a trashy apartment complex with his alcoholic step mother, Sal. (Susan Tyrrell) He's taken to spying on his sexy neighbor, Gloria (Emmanuelle Seigner) and she unexpectedly starts taking a liking to him too. She tries to help him come out of his awkward, stuttering shell. Before all this, Francis only has his Catholicism to seek for solace, but now he's starting to question God, and Gloria too for that matter.
I can't for the life of me remember who recommended Buddy Boy to me. (Forgive me, I still love you!) It showed up on list someone made, and I've had it in my Netflix queue ever since. I've only been familiar with Gillen through Game of Thrones, so seeing him in this different light was fascinating. I thought both him and Tyrrell gave very convincing and haunting performances. The film has plenty of twists and turns, yet still leaves much to the imagination. It's obvious Francis as suffered some serious trauma, so when we're going on this journey with him, sometimes even the viewer can't be sure if we're actually seeing the truth.
If you're looking for a creepy film that you may have missed, check this one out.
Memorable Quote: "You think I don't know your secret? - Francis (Aidan Gillen)