See it if to see an inventive (& oddly chipper) staging of Édouard Louis' hapless French working-class coming out story as told by his boyhood self(s)
Don't see it if u expect a stark, raw, unapologetic portrayal of Louis' formative years. [It feels at times like a "safe" version suitable for kids theater]
See it if enjoy the work of Edouard Louis, like gay coming of age stories, like use of video & film, youthful exuberant performances, escaping
Don't see it if don't like gay content, tales of bullying and loneliness, feels aimed at a younger (YA) audience, negative family stories
"Fleeing Home, but Not Homophobia:
Two plays based on the autobiographical novels of Édouard Louis put the problem of violence against gay men in a larger social context."
"What Makes the Man: Édouard Louis’s 'History of Violence' and 'The End of Eddy'"
"The repetitive use of this storytelling device becomes tiresome, much like the direct address style of the piece. The dark territory the book explores is merely hinted at, and the additions that Carter makes…feel unhelpful, even unnecessary, given the well-rounded source material."
"Parts resemble a book report for school, but won't be mistaken for a story hour because of the inventive stagecraft and the rawness of the stories -- relentless bullying, deadened people in a dying factory town, his sad and funny efforts to 'be a man,' his sexual experimenting."