In your opinion, what was the most beautiful Elio/Oliver scene in the film? And can you please describe it for us? I'm enjoying hearing your thoughts!
It’s no secret that I’m a slut for Monet’s berm but the scene that surprised me with its beauty was the nosebleed. They really took it to another level in the film.
After bleeding into his dessert at lunch, Elio leaves the table and sits on the ground in a corner of the house holding a pack of ice to his nose. Oliver, worried, goes looking for him.
First we get Elio’s “I’m a mess, aren’t I?” line delivered in this lightheaded way because he’s losing blood, and I believe Oliver asks if it’s his fault like in the book. Then Oliver pulls Elio’s foot onto his lap… Guys, we talk a lot about Armie’s legs but can we please take a moment to appreciate Timmy’s legs. He’s built like a gazelle, they’re so long and gorgeous. When Armie’s holding his foot he looks like Cinderella.
Anyway, Oliver is giving him this extremely hard foot rub that he says his grandmother used to give him whenever he was sick. And Elio grabs his shoulder, moaning and hissing with pleasure and/or pain. It sounds like SEX. I think he says something like you’re killing me but he’s clearly loving every second of it. Then he gets the thirstiest look ever on his face and starts caressing Oliver’s neck. I didn’t know where to look. Oliver is being so sweet and tender and Elio looks aroused. I’m just. Wow. Then he tugs at Oliver’s collar and holds his Star of David pendant in his hand and they have a conversation about why Elio doesn’t wear his. (Elio puts it on after this scene).
The scene ends with Oliver kissing the top of Elio’s foot. I’ve never witnessed a moment of such pure affection.