Call Me By Your Name, the film based on the explosively popular novel of the same name by André Aciman, took Sundance by storm becoming one of the festival’s biggest breakout hits. The story, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, focuses on a young boy who has an affair with an older man while living in 1980’s Italy.
Reviews have been ecstatic; the film has already racked up a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes thank to early notices from critics who have called it “unforgettable on every level” and “the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire.” Vanity Fair‘s Richard Lawson called it a “steamy, sad story of a slightly illicit gay romance.”
In an exclusive clip, Hammer’s character, Oliver, gives a back massage to Chalamet’s Elio who is noticeably tense. We haven’t seen the film yet, but it might have something to do with Hammer’s beautiful thighs and short shorts.
Hey Armie, we’re a little tense too. Can we get a massage as well?
Call Me By Your Name will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, though a release date hasn’t been set yet. They’d be foolish not to run an Oscar campaign though, based on the overwhelmingly positive reception the film has received.
Watch the clip below.