Papi Chulo

  • 2018
  • Ireland
  • Directed by: John Butler
  • Cast: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez

Sean (Bomer) is an LA weatherman who goes on an enforced holiday after a televised meltdown, but who finds an unlikely friend in local handyman Ernesto (Patiño). A delicate evocation of chance friendships with a resolution that feels satisfying, earned and uncontrived.

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Papi Chulo

21 Feb 20194 stars

GFF 2019: Matt Bomer is wonderfully affecting in a feel-good tale centring on an unlikely friendship

'It never rains in Southern California…it pours,' goes the refrain in Albert Hammond's song, repeatedly played in the car of troubled LA weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) in Irish director John Butler's smart comedy drama. The term 'papi chulo' means 'pimp…

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