The film features lots of beautiful music, but those that will really hurt are “Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon” from American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. “Mystery of Love” is nominated for best original song at this year’s Academy Awards, a transcendental tune that plays alongside a montage, while the end credits theme, “Visions of Gideon” complements Elio’s catharsis at the end.
We care what happens to the poor peach in this movie, but we are more heartbroken with the circumstances that led to what happened to the poor peach. Elio is on a path of self-discovery, and his embarrassment when Oliver tried to make fun of him is utterly poignant and disarming.
THAT PHONE CALL
Ever had that moment when you’re trying to move on and “that person” suddenly decides to contact you? Like when you least expect it? Almost all the great love stories have that scene— “Carol,” “In the Mood for Love” and now, “Call me by Your Name.”
THE INEVITABILITY OF GOODBYE
What’s most heartbreaking is that Elio and Oliver most likely knew that their romance is only temporary from the get-go. The thing that crushed us isn’t that they had to part ways; it’s that they dared to act on their feelings in the first place. That takes a lot of balls (pun not intended).
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