"I'm seeing 'Call Me By Your Name' alone because I know I'm too emotionally unstable to watch it with other people."
By
Mathew Whitehead

27 Dec 2017 - 4:22 PM  UPDATED 27 Dec 2017 - 4:22 PM

One of the most talked about films of the year has finally opened in Aussie cinemas with the arrival of "Call Me By Your Name".

The film opened on Boxing Day after playing at film festivals throughout the year, but as the momentum builds for awards season, the film is getting more and more coverage.

Based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name stars Timothée Chalamet as Elio, a 17-year-old American living in Italy with his parents. His father invites a graduate student Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, to live with them during the summer of 1983. 

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During the summer Elio and Oliver begin to spend more time together as their friendship begins to evolve into romance. The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino, has received tons and tons of critical praise with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97%.

The film hasn't been without criticism though, with some claiming it strays away from depicting queer sex in favour of audience palatability, as well as casting two heterosexual men in the lead roles.

Still, it isn't every day a queer love story receives such widespread acclaim, or elevated to meme status. To celebrate the release of the film, which is in select theatres across Australia now, here are some of our favoruite *SPOILER FREE* tweets:

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