Overall, Matthias & Maxime doesn’t reinvent this romantic concept. But it also doesn’t need to. Dolan weaves a story of love, friendship, and life that is both realistic and bittersweet. The film is nuanced and sensual in a way we don’t get to see often with LGBTQ characters. It’s a film that we can celebrate.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical translates beautifully to the screen.