Review: 'Language Lessons' a Pandemic-Era Relationship Fable

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Friday September 10, 2021

'Language Lessons'
'Language Lessons'  (Source:Frameline45)

Straight actor-producer-director Mark Duplass fits comfortably into the role of a married gay man in Natalie Morales' laptop-confined film "Language Lessons." Duplass plays Adam, who finds himself gifted with lessons in Spanish; Morales co-stars as Cariño, the teacher who calls in from Costa Rica every Monday morning. It's a sweet relationship comedy-drama that's too close to the bone in pandemic times, but it's also a balm to weary souls sick of isolation and social distance.

"Language Lessons" opens in select theaters on September 10, 2021

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. 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.