TIFF 2018 Review: PAPI CHULO (IRELAND 2018) ***

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

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A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.


John Butler


John Butler

John Butler returns to the festival after last year’s gay coming-out story HANDSOME DEVIL with another sweet gay story entitled PAPU CHULO.  Surprisingly, this one has nothing to do with Ireland,  A TV weatherman (Matt Boner) loses it live n television and forced to take a vacation. 

 He meets up with an older Latino, Ernesto (Alejndro Patino), a migrant worker that he grows attached to for his kindness and ear to listen.  The film reflects class, ethnicity and companionship with the weather standing as a metaphor for life.  It is a sweet film, though a little chiched,  with sweet intentions, difficult to dislike.

  One wishes writer/director Butler would have gone further with his film as PAPI CHULO could have been just as efficient as a short 1-hour movie.

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