In From The Side _BEST_
In from the Side is a British film, directed by Matt Carter and written by Carter and Adam Silver. Rugby players Mark and Warren from a cash-strapped and divided gay rugby club unwittingly sleepwalk into an adulterous affair, but must conceal their growing feelings or risk destroying the club they love. Carter had been involved in inclusive rugby for 8 years when the film was released.
In from the Side
Mark Newton is a new and relatively inexperienced player on the B team of a London rugby club for gay men. He has a drunken encounter with Warren Hunt, a star player on the A team. Both men have long-term partners, with Warren's boyfriend, John Penrose, being another star player on the A team. Warren is initially worried the affair will get back to John, while Mark's traveling boyfriend, Richard, allows for an open-relationship as long as Mark tells him about it and doesn't let it get past a one-time occurrence. While Richard is gone for a month, Mark and Warren decide to pursue the relationship. Mark's attempts to hide his infidelity causes his friendships and commitment to B team to suffer. Henry Michaels, another new and inexperienced rugby player, is attracted to Mark but suffers from alcoholism due to his loneliness and unreciprocated feelings.
After losing their first game, B team is taking on a serious competitor in order to establish themselves as a serious club or they'll be dropped. Wanting to be with Mark, Warren offers to join the B team under the guise of helping them win. In doing so, Gareth is benched for the game and Carlos doesn't receive recognition, causing both to be resentful of Warren. The club wins the game, and Mark abandons a drunk Henry to have sex with Warren at the hotel. The team notices Mark's detachment from the club, and Henry feels abandoned by Mark. Richard comes home early, but he refuses to go to Geneva for Christmas to be with Mark's parents - prompting Mark to invite Warren instead. Warren is warmly welcomed by Mark's parents, and Warren enjoys Christmas with them in Geneva. Mark's mother reveals that she took his father from a long-term relationship and felt extreme guilt for hurting his girlfriend. During their marriage, Mark's father had multiple affairs. She reaffirms that they both still love each other, but she warns Mark that a relationship born from deception only creates more and causes widespread collateral damage. Mark's father clarifies that Mark cannot be preoccupied with not wanting to hurt other people's feelings or else he will miss out on the joyous things life has to offer.
At the club's New Year's Eve party, Warren sends a text to Mark while Gareth uses his phone. After seeing the text, Gareth tells Henry and John out of revenge for getting benched, causing John to attack Mark. Mark leaves the party after Warren refuses to intervene and comes home to find Richard with a naked photo of Warren, revealing he knows everything. Richard breaks up with Mark and kicks him out. The club decides to drop B team after Mark leaves. Warren convinces Mark to rejoin B team to keep it from being dropped. In the final game, Mark supports Henry and they win the game. Richard comes to see Mark play for the first time. Mark makes amends for the affair, but they continue to stay separated. After the game, Warren reveals that he and John are leaving the club, but is willing to leave John for Mark and start over, but Mark declines. At the club's celebration, Henry receives honors for the match and Mark sees a player from the opposing team staring at him.
It was part of the official selection of the Dayton LGBT film festival in 2022. It was selected for Outfilm Poznań festival. The film will also be shown at Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 2022 and Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.
Pip Ellwood-Hughes in Entertainment Focus described it as "'In From The Side' offers a glimpse into the life of a group of friends who play rugby together and happen to be gay. It's different from pretty much every other film I've seen in recent years that falls under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, and it's not a surprise that the film is being embraced by the mainstream. With well-written characters, a truly engaging story and strong performances, 'In From The Side' is without a doubt the best gay film that's been released in a while, and it's also one of the best films I've seen all year."
Parents need to know that In from the Side is a British romantic drama about two rugby players who embark on an affair, with scenes of a sexual nature, strong language, and excessive drinking. Mark Newton (Alexander Lincoln) and Warren Hunt (Alexander King) plays for an all-gay rugby club in London. They start a relationship leading to them lying to their partners and sneaking around behind their backs. There is a lot of passionate kissing and one sex scene is fairly graphic, while another implies oral sex is taking place. There is also full nudity both in a sexual and non-sexual context. The film does a good of avoiding stereotypes when it comes to the players, with no character treated the same. However, the majority of the film centers on Mark and Warren, so little backstory is given to the supporting characters and there is little diversity when it comes to race, gender, or class. The rugby club has a drinking culture with the players regularly seen downing beer and shots, leading to drunken behavior. Strong language is also prominent including variants of "f--k," "c--t," and "d--k."
This low-budget British gay romantic drama deserves credit for avoiding some of the cliches often found with LGBTQ+ characters. At the center of In from the Side are two rugby players, who rather than hide their sexuality from society, friends, or family, are very much out and proud. But nor does the film suggest this is anything to be surprised by. However, the fact that both Mark and Warren are already in relationships does lead to much sneaking around as their longing glances lead to something much more physical. While the film is beautifully shot, some of the acting is wooden, and there are a handful of scenes that feel unsubtle or just plain cheesy. It's also at least half an hour too long. Yet despite these shortcomings, there is an authenticity to the film that pulls you in.
Families can talk about how In from the Side portrayed sex and relationships. Was it affectionate? Respectful? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
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When an injured player from the A-team is selected to play with the Bs as part of his recovery, tensions are already high. Initial suspicion turns to physical lust for two of the players, and personal loyalties are stretched as they try to conceal the affair, not only from their own partners but also their teammates. Alexander Lincoln and Alexander King give magnetic performances as the lovers, alongside an excellent ensemble cast. Hard drinking and macho antics are par for the course amongst the team, but these bulky athletes soon reveal their vulnerabilities. Even if you've never played rugby, you will be drawn into the drama of these young men. Prepare yourself for a muddy, sweat-drenched emotional thrill ride. In from the Side is directed by British filmmaker Matt Carter, his feature directorial debut after a few shorts previously; he also works as a VFX artist in the industry. The screenplay is by Matt Carter and Adam Silver. It's produced by Matt Carter, Andrew Faure, and Adam Silver. This premiered at the BFI Flare Film Festival earlier this year. Strand will debut In from the Side in select US theaters starting on January 20th, 2023. 041b061a72