Hot Summer Nights: Directed by Elijah Bynum. With Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Emory Cohen. In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends on Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.
Set in Cape Cod during the 1991 pop culture enlightenment, this is the first movie that I think I’ve seen Timothée Chalamet in other than his somewhat confused performance in Dune, and his acting and presence is much more solid in “Hot Summer Nights”. Alongside a favorite of mine, Maika Monroe and new to me dreamboat Alex Roe, this is a solid story with relatable situations that resulted in a great movie.
I wasn’t too surprised to see the A24 logo on the film, they’ve really been getting their hands on some solid films lately.