• Beach Rats (2017)

Beach Rats

Release Date: August 25th, 2017

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn is having a miserable summer. With his father on his deathbed and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensifies, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman.

Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Nicole Flyus, Anton Selyaninov, Frank Hakaj, David Ivanov, Harrison Sheehan

Director: Eliza Hittman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cinereach

Keywords: House , Forbidden love , Emotional , Mother , 2010s , Father , Temptation , Relationships , Friend , Growing up , Moving , Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    Fate is a blunt instrument here. Yet you still wind up asking for more depth from the characters for whom Hittman is asking you to feel something. show more

  • 80
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    It’s hard to make a compelling movie about a character defined by indecision, Hamlet notwithstanding. Ms. Hittman, however, has done it. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Eliza Hittman's second feature is very much the work of a filmmaker with her own distinctive voice, combining moody poetry with textural sensuality to evoke the dangerous recklessness that often accompanies sexual discovery. show more

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