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Adam & Steve (2005) (2006)

Craig Chester , Malcolm Gets  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey, Chris Kattan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2007
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FTJ74Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,762 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Adam & Steve (2005)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by writer/director Craig Chester, star Malcom Gets, and producer George Bendele
  • Deleted scenes with director commentary
  • "The Making of Adam & Steve" featurette
  • "Learn the Battle Dance" featurette
  • Gag reel

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A wise, hilarious gay-marital romp … the entire cast is perfection. --Michael Musto, Village Voice

Warm--and often hysterically funny--comedy about two decent guys who endure some really humiliating complications on the way to love. --Anne Stockwell, The Advocate

Irreverent, farcical romp... Adam & Steve tries to do for the gay film what There s Something About Mary did for the hetero sex comedy: artfully blend raunchiness and sincerity. --Mark Dundas Wood, Backstage

Warm--and often hysterically funny--comedy about two decent guys who endure some really humiliating complications on the way to love. --Anne Stockwell, The Advocate

Irreverent, farcical romp... Adam & Steve tries to do for the gay film what There s Something About Mary did for the hetero sex comedy: artfully blend raunchiness and sincerity. --Mark Dundas Wood, Backstage

Product Description

Teenage Goth couple Adam and Rhonda are club hopping when Adam spots a dancer he is immediately attracted to. Taking the dancer home, Adam is introduced to drugs by him, but their sexual escapade is interrupted by an embarrassing episode and the dancer leaves quickly. Years later Adam accidentally stabs his dog and brings him to a hospital where he is treated by a psychiatrist who once studied veterinary medicine. The doctor (Steve) and Adam start dating and fall in love. Rhonda, who has stayed Adam's close friend through the years, begins to date Steve's straight roommate at the same time. Months later Steve realizes that Adam was the Goth teenager with whom he had the embarrassing encounter, and breaks off the relationship, afraid that Steve will reject him when he finds out the truth

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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Mixed Bag August 10, 2006
Format:DVD
ADAM AND STEVE is a movie you want to succeed: the idea of an honest gay relationship developing between two guys with a weird history and subsequent difficulties forming meaningful intimacy, the presence of four fine actors, and a film that seems to take itself not too seriously. The problem is that writer/director/star Craig Chester just seems to have put too much into his bag for one film and in doing so he diluted the strength it could have had.

Adam (Craig Chester) first met Steve (Malcolm Gets) in a dance bar in 1987 where Adam (accompanied by his grossly obese friend Rhonda - Parker Posey in a fat suit) is dazzled by Steve's good looks and on a bet from Rhonda ends up on the date from hell: after snorting coke cut with baby laxative the two men become amorous with some rather embarrassing consequences. 17 years later Adam is a bird watcher guide while his friend Rhonda, now without a single pound of fat, is a sadly unsuccessful standup comic. Adam inadvertently injures his beloved dog and in trying to get help at a human hospital encounters psychiatrist Steve and the two begin a courtship.

Neither man is able to cope with the idea of monogamous intimacy yet they develop a solid relationship, despite visits with dysfunctional families (Adam's Jewish family are ridiculously accident prone while Steve's Texas redneck parents are coldly homophobic). Steve has a straight roommate Michael (Chris Kattan) who plays into Steve's life the way Rhonda plays into Adam's life. Eventually memory recovers the past, it is dealt with and the ending is very predictable - as well as bit sappy.

Each of the main characters does a fine job with their respective roles. It is the sidebar diversions that mess up the storyline rather than enhancing it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adam & Steve January 9, 2007
Format:DVD
Best word that comes to mind is "mindless". If your looking for a picture that is pure entertainment, absolutely no substance, above average exaggerated acting, then this is for you.

I absolutely laughed all the way through. Lifted my spirits.

Totally recommend you get this picture out and watch with a group of friends.

In time this picture will build to 'cult status'.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very sweet romance August 24, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Okay, I'm a sap for a romantic comedy; I like a happy ending, so sue me. This movie is funny and sweet, well acted, and has great production values. The characters are very endearing and seem like real, everyday kind of guys. The second time I watched it was even better because there was much I missed or didn't appreciate the first time. Definitely worth buying and watching over and over.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Movie Rocks! September 27, 2006
By NjM
Format:DVD
Who said a comedy cannot be serious! Even though I was laughing my butt off during 'Adam & Steve', my heart also jumped. It was a beautiful love story of two men that met in the 80's and come full circle to present day. The acting is superb, the comic timing is genuious. Parker Posey is at her best as fat and thin!

Good tip: There is a blooper reel on the DVD special features! It is great - check it out!!! Thanks for reading.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Directing, writing and playing one of the title characters, Craig Chester attempts to pull a Streisand triple play with this low-budget 2005 film, but his strenuous multi-tasking results in an unwieldy combination of character-driven romantic comedy and flat-out farce that doesn't quite satisfy the requirements of either genre. For the most part, Chester seems to be making a gay version of "When Harry Met Sally" starting with a flashback to 1987 when Adam, a self-loathing goth accompanied by his overweight and equally morose friend Rhonda, meets Steve, a glam-rock dancer on disco night at a trendy Manhattan club. A night of cocaine laced with baby laxative leads to an unfortunate episode which has to be seen to be believed. Sparks fly when they accidentally meet each other again many years later not knowing who the other is.

It's refreshing to see a gay movie that frees itself from more serious concerns like rights violations and persecution, but the film is ultimately done in by Chester's reliance on standard rom-com clichés and a wildly fluctuating tone, including an over-the-top finale that hinges on a country-style dance-off. Chester and Malcolm Gets are engaging if a bit bland in the lead roles. Perhaps because he has played so many sexually ambiguous characters on "Saturday Night Live", Chris Kattan is oddly stilted as Steve's straight roommate, while Parker Posey easily steals the picture as Rhonda, now skinny and a stand-up comic, with her natural sassiness and deft comedy timing. Several familiar faces show up in extended cameos - Paul Sand and Julie Hagerty as Adam's jinxed parents, Melinda Dillon as Steve's corn-belt mother and Sally Kirkland as an enthusiastic drug counselor. There are a surprising number of extras on the 2006 DVD - a solid commentary track from Chester and Gets, a making-of featurette, some deleted scenes, a gag reel and even a dance lesson to replicate the strutting moves in the finale. But see it for Posey's quirky charms.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest movie ever!!!!!! November 14, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I watched this movie everytime it came on the LOGO channel so I HAD to buy it. It is hilarious with the actors perfect for the parts. Don't want to give too much away but just suffice it to say that there are parts that will make you scream and say "Oh my GAWD!" in laughter.
A love connection that started with lust, a bit of coke and laxative turns into something beautiful...kinda!
The DVD contains unedited scenes and interviews with scenes from the dance rehearsals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
A cute and funny love story that will entertain. The casting in this film is perfect and I did enjoy it.
Published 3 months ago by Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars SOOOOOOOOOO MOVEING
A MOVIE THAT I WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! AND MAKES ME FEEL SAD THAT I HAVE YET TO MEET ANYONE LIKE THEM. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Travis J. Lyles
1.0 out of 5 stars will not play
the disk will not play. there are no scratches, I've tried multiple dvd player and have had no luck. Booo!
Published 5 months ago by Gloria Burkenbine
5.0 out of 5 stars great product. love it. just what I needed. couldn't ask for better....
great product. love it. just what I needed. couldn't ask for better. worth every penny. best of the best. perfect.
Published 6 months ago by Jeffrey Korn
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't play in any DVD player I own.
It won't play in any DVD player in my home (my PS/3 won't play it, either). The closest I got was a Sony DVD player in my bedroom--it will read the disk and show the title screen,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. Helms
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a very good Movie...
I actually enjoyed watching this movie - I *do* recommend it to gay people of course.... I dont think the religeous people would like seeing this movie...
Published 6 months ago by Robert Pylant
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
For all of you gay men out there who are tickled but the quirkiness of your life, well you HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!! It is so darn funny. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robert Varga
5.0 out of 5 stars One funny film
So many wonderful gay films now from which to choose. I recommend this one. Tracing a bit of history on a chance meeting, a disastrous evening together with too much cocaine and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lynn B. Schornick
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny but a tad too saccharine sweet
This movie is actually very well done. There are some great performances and it's funny. It made me laugh. Read more
Published 12 months ago by DNS
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected funny & sweet movie
I wasn't sure if I wanted to see this movie after reading the story line. I took a leap of faith and found a rare gem. Read more
Published 13 months ago by FUNNYBONE
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