(Photo Credits: Screengrab from IMDb)
Hey, guys! Here’s our first look at Matt Bomer’s latest movie titled Papi Chulo (2018, John Butler). This film follows the story of a thirtysomething gay weatherman named Sean (played by Bomer) who is suffering from a painful breakup which, unfortunately for him, resulted into his depression.
After six months of loneliness, everything came to a head when one day, Sean had an emotional meltdown which was caught on camera (it happened while he was delivering the weather forecast). Sean tried to shrug it off, he dismissed the incident as acid reflux but he was asked to take a sabbatical by Ash anyway (Ash is his news producer boss, played by Wendi McLendon-Covey). His concerned co-worker and friend Susan (played by D’Arcy Carden), on the other hand, advised him to see a therapist.
Suddenly, Sean had too much time on his hands so he decided to launch a home improvement project (the home is the very same one he used to share with his ex, Carlos). He then hires a middle-aged Latino migrant worker named Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to paint the deck of his home and it was then when an unlikely friendship began. In the trailer, Sean can be seen telling Ernesto, “I am going through a rough patch. My ex has been gone for six months now and I have to admit I’m not good at being alone. I never have been.”
Papi Chulo received rave reviews from the critics. According to the Screen Daily, this dramedy is about, “The fleeting human connections that can change a life forever.” While The Hollywood Reporter said of the movie, “A warm-hearted tale of emotional healing through an unlikely friendship.”
You can watch Papi Chulo in theaters starting June 7.