Burning through Netflix at an incredible pace, I came across this film in the Gay & Lesbian section. After reading the synopsis, I decided to give it a go as it was less than two hours long. I am so, so glad that I did.
In short, and without spoilers, Eat With Me is the story of a young gay man named Elliot gets foreclosed upon, losing the family restaurant, he has to reconnect with his estranged mother. Throw in a healthy dose of romance with a Brit called Ian, played by an actor named Aidan Bristow who comes from our very own Preston!
The film itself is funny and thought provoking, and shows generational discomfort with homosexuality in a tactful and caring way. LGBT+ Cinema is rarely as realistic or tasteful as Eat With Me presents, which truly emphasises the fact that this film is something special. Oh, and did I mention a fantastic appearance by LGBT icon George Takei?
As I said, it’s on Netflix. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed.