Beach Rats

Synopsis: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Eliza Hittman
Production: NEON
  7 wins & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
78
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
R
Year:
2017
98 min
$457,847
Website
311 Views


That's just the kind of person he was.

If he were here, he'd look

around the room and say,

"What a good-looking family. I'm so lucky."

Do you wanna go up and say something?

No, I didn't really prepare anything.

It's okay, just speak from your heart.

Please rise and sing "Be Not Afraid."

[ORGAN PLAYS]

# We shall cross the barren desert #

# We shall not die of thirst #

# We shall wander far in safety #

# Though we do not know the way #

Thank you for coming.

I'm sorry.

- Thank you.

- I'm sorry.

Hello, big boy.

Thank you guys for coming.

What does a porcupine say

when he gets a kiss?

Ouch.

You looking for something?

Yeah, it's just a headache.

Do you want some aspirin?

Got it, thank you.

Hi.

Yo.

I can't really see you.

Better?

- [ZIPPER UNZIPS]

- You look great.

You, uh, you wanna meet up?

When?

How about tomorrow?

Not tomorrow. Tonight.

I don't think I can do tonight.

[CHUCKLES] What's wrong with tonight?

Okay. Where?

You tell me.

[GRUNTING]

[KNOCKING]

So, you like older men, huh?

I don't really know what I like.

[CHUCKLES] Yeah, you seem really unsure.

So, what if I am?

You like this?

[PANTING]

[WATER SLOSHING]

[TELEPHONE RINGING]

Don't answer it.

What are you doing?

Machine's not working.

[RINGING]

Try it again.

[CLICK, BEEP]

MAN:
You've reached 941-6352.

We can't come to the phone right now,

but if you leave a message,

we'll call you right back.

- Have a wonderful day.

- [BEEP]

You should take a walk or something.

I will. Where were you last night?

- I was out.

- I know you were out.

I heard you come home at 5:00 in the morning.

- With who?

- [TELEPHONE RINGS]

You're gonna meet her.

That'd be nice.

[CLICK, BEEP]

MAN:
You've reached 941-6352.

MAN:
Yo, you work here?

Obviously you know I work here unless

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Eliza Hittman

Eliza Hittman is a screenwriter, producer, and director born and based in New York City. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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