It really touched me. I watched it twice in one day. I missed a lot of nuances the first time around. It's a story of young love and heartbreak. It's funny if you read some of the negative reviews they talk about pedofilia. The boy was 17, the age of consent in Europe is lower than it is in the US. The grad student is supposed to be about 24 years old. The boy Elio was sexually active before Oliver (the grad student) got there. If you actually watch the movie it's the boy that was the aggressive one and Oliver tried to stop it several times. Those remarks are solely for some of the hateful remarks I read.
It really was a great movie. It made me remember what it was like to be that age. What it was like to have that first love. The love that touches you for the rest of your life.