Who could have known that an elbow touch could have meant so much? I give this movie 4.5 stars. It was excellent and even though slow, I loved it and watched it twice. I thought the acting by Alexandra Swarens and Emma Maddock was simply outstanding. They are actually 30 year old actresses, but I thought they did an excellent job of portraying two 17-18 year old girls. They carried a sometimes awkward dialogue with facial expressions, eye and mouth movements, smiles, frowns, looks of concern, affection, disapproval, acceptance and desire. They even gave the rather sparse dialogue a good exhibition through their shy, coy, take no risks, but keep enough out there so the affection can build interpretation of it. The elbow touch scene when they were watching a movie was simply a classic, and if any one scene defines this movie - that one did. And, it seemed there was hope for happiness at the end – something which does not often occur in stories about lesbian love. So why not 5 stars? Well, it almost is, and maybe I am picking a nit. But their main impediment to their developing love is not the kind of open disapproval, contempt, and even frequent hatred that young people accepting their sexual orientation face in our society. Everybody was just too nice about it. Yes, Rose was shunned, sniped at, and gossiped about, and she overhears that in the ladies room and it causes her to almost destroy a beautiful burgeoning love. But all of that was mostly about her low class economic status, her rebellious social independence, and her circle of pot smoking friends and her imprisoned father. It was not the kind of scathing contempt for her obvious lesbian tendencies that likely would happen in most high schools, and especially towards a girl not in the right clique. That is why I gave it 4 stars and not 5. I do appreciate that the writer/director may have simply wanted to present a story about how difficult it is for young people to understand their sexuality, accept it, express it, and find emotional and intimate love without the destructive interference of society’s taboos, prejudices, and religious guilt. If so, I agree – finding love is not easy even in a near perfect world, but few of us get to live in a world as nearly perfect as Rose and Tyler. And that is why it is 4.5 stars and not 5.0. Having said that, I really enjoyed watching these two girls fall in love. Wonderful movie.