‘TENDER AND SWEET’ Ahead of Something Like Summer’s West Coast premiere in San Diego, EDGE Media Network reviewer Kilian Melloy said the film “strikes emotionally resonant chords, finding spots of surprising tenderness and sweetness.”

Kilian Melloy

‘Something Like Summer’ starts off like an Afterschool Special, but then — like its characters — the film grows up.

Kilian Melloy, EDGE Network

He also complimented the “likable cast’s fine job of transitioning from their depictions of characters in their teens to their late twenties.”

Director David Berry’s musical set pieces “fall somewhere between music videos and numbers from from traditional cinematic musicals,” Melloy wrote, getting into the “heads and hearts of his characters.”

Finally, Melloy advises readers, “It’s also a bit of a tearjerker, so bring a hankie.”

Melloy is EDGE Media Network’s assistant arts editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association’s Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

EDGE is a national network of LGBT news media covering news, business, technology, lifestyle and travel.

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