The TLA Releasing DVD of the criminally under-rated 2018 gayromdram "Love Blooms" is the epitome of a film about a guy trying to figure out every aspect of his life. The anti-Logo elements include a lack of doe-eyed smooth-skinned twinks and an absence of over-emoting in response to the slight bump on the road to either Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now.
The story commences with adorkable main man Martin couch-surfing at the Parisian apartment of his cousin, the girlfriend of the cousin, and their bundle du joie. Aspiring film director Martin is on a break from his studies in a quest to rekindle the flame with former girlfriend Leah. Leah is putting her perky hip personality to good use as a tour guide.
The first speed bump that Martin encounters is not being welcome with especially open arms (or open legs) by Leah on showing up at her "office." It is very clear that the one who got away is enjoying her freedom.
One of the best scenes in this charming and entertaining film soon follows. Martin is ready to take one for the team by moving into a flophouse when he has a chance (fateful?) encounter with (presumably younger) high-school acquaintance Tristan. Tristan comes to the rescue by offering to let the clear object of his affection share his pied-a-terre.
Any viewer at any point along the Kinsey Scale who has a heart will immediately hope that these guys enjoy happy endings that last ever after.
Another memorable scene has Tristan convincing Martin to share his cozy bed. A way in which "Love" shows its quality is by not having this immediately leading to Tristan taking another one for the team. The relationship does more fully deepen (truly no pun intended) on Martin confessing to his new bedfellow that he has a history of sex with men. The endearing response of Tristan provides another reason to grant him fan-fave status.
Meanwhile, the new man in the life of Leah is old enough to be her father, The other recent addition is roomie Alicia, whom Leah is distressed to discover merely is a cash cow.
All of this, and other events, prompt Martin and Leah to ponder their pasts and to seek future happiness. Of course, this reflection prompts their paths to cross again in a manner that makes them and those in their orbits at least a little wiser if not happier.
The bigger picture this time is relevant both to those who recently graduated college and folks who have senior status at school reunions. The conflict between what the heart wants and what society expects can result in the wrong person sharing your bed and another bad fit (again, no pun intended) occupying the cubicle next to yours.