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Eating Out (2005)

Jim Verraros , Emily Brooke Hands , Q. Allan Brocka  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Scott Lunsford, Ryan Carnes, Rebekah Kochan
  • Directors: Q. Allan Brocka
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Ariztical Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00099415C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,110 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eating Out" on IMDb

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Ryan Carnes (Desperate Housewives), Jim Verraros (American Idol)

Product Description

Caleb, a hunky straight college student falls for fag-hag-gone-extreme Gwen, so Caleb's gay roommate Kyle convinces him that pretending to be gay will get Gwen's attention, and it does. But instead of hooking up with Caleb, Gwen decides to fix him up wit

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Pulled It Off! December 1, 2005
Format:DVD
I saw this at the Loft Theatre in Tucson, AZ, in a special presentation by the producer. In the first 5 minutes, I said to myself, "This is the most impossible premise for a movie I've ever seen. They can't possibly pull this off!" Well, they really did! The premise is ridiculous -- a straight kid decides to play gay because a gay friend of his says that a woman he is attracted to only dates gay men. Heartfelt writing and directing and absolutely real performances from the cast members make this movie totally believable (except for one minor plot twist at the very end). And the two male leads are gorgeous! (Although their performances are REALLY what makes the movie work. Honest!) This is a keeper.
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93 of 115 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Posing July 28, 2005
Format:DVD
This little film plays more like a French farce than a Hollywood film and if watched with that in mind it is sure to entertain. So many writers have mined this vein of boy playing girl playing boy in the web of catching the designated lover that it must be one of the more durable lines for comedy success through the years. Adding the contemporary slant of gay proposing straight posing as gay so that straight can get girl and gay can get lover works...but you have to stay with this one to catch all the double entendres that make it fun.

Classical music student Marc (a new 'Brad Pitt' like Ryan Carnes!) is a popular gay hunk who lives with Gwen (Emily Brooke Hands) who thinks she is the one responsible for making straight boys turn gay (!), so convinced is she that all the good men are gaily unavailable to her. Caleb (Scott Lunsford) is a straight guy who lives with jazz music student gay Kyle (Jim Verraros) in a purely roommate situation. Caleb, after an hilarious opening physical setup encounter with Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan), is convinced that gay men have an easier time of getting partnered than straight men. At a party Caleb meets Gwen who thinks Caleb is with Kyle, Caleb wants Gwen, and Kyle wants the apparently aloof Marc. Kyle convinces Caleb that if Caleb poses as gay he will gain entry into the Gwen/Marc abode and have access to Gwen while Kyle will have access to Marc. A spur of the moment telephone sex call (Gwen is attempting to turn on Caleb in front of Marc) results in Caleb and Marc 'hitting it off' much to the confusion of everyone. Add a dinner party for the four people involved which Caleb's ever-so-accepting family also attends and the whole situation explodes. How this whole schema plays out is the punch line of the film and all's well that end's well!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars freaky. kinky. and weird. January 3, 2007
By LARRY
Format:DVD
It is very obvious, as soon as you start watching this movie, that this is a low-budget kind. Yet, despite its cheap quality, it's somewhat funny and plain weird. Just be in the mood to watch something zany before you pop in this DVD.

First of all, this movie carries the message that gay men are often surrounded by women. Not only that but that gay men and women friends share affection, which can lead to sex. O.....k!

So, the movie opens with Caleb and his girlfriend Tiffani. At first, it looks like they must be acting for a porn film. Actually, they were just role-playing. Tiffani isn't impressed with Caleb and dumps him.

Dejected, Caleb goes home to his gay roommate, Kyle (Jim Verranos). (What ever possess Jim to do this film?) From Kyle, Caleb is led to believe that sex sometimes happens between gay men and their women friends. So, Caleb decides to declare himself gay so he can land himself a woman.

Next to enter the picture are Gwen and Marc. Gwen and her gay roommate, Marc, are hosting a party at their apartment. Gwen has just been dumped by her obviously gay boyfriend after coming out to her. Kyle likes Marc but feels he's out of the league for Marc to notice him. Caleb sees Gwen and immediately desires her.

A perfect opportunity opens up for Marc, Gwen, Caleb and Kyle to meet and introduce each other. Kyle and Caleb agree Caleb will create an opportunity for Marc to notice Kyle. Kyle, on the other hand, will try to connect Caleb to Gwen.

Immediately, a date is set up for Marc and Caleb. When the day comes, Caleb heads over to Marc's place. While Marc is getting ready, Gwen checks him out and discovers he's a gay virgin which just turns Gwen on.

After the date is over, they go back to Marc's place.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Embarrassing February 15, 2006
Format:DVD
First, I'll start off with the good points of the movie. There actually existed mildly humorous moments, and the actors were hot. If you want a movie with a certain sex appeal, by all means, this may actually be a good movie for you.

Then end.

Aside from that, it is awful. The characters' behavior throughout the entire movie is utterly unrealistic. I found myself cringing at how stereotypes were utilized in this movie (particularly one gay character at the beginning of the movie who is portrayed in an excessively flamboyant manner). The plot is also advanced in a similarly unrealistic manner - Caleb, a straight male character decides to feign homosexuality (even going as far as engaging in some awkward homosexual activity) in order to win Gwen, a heterosexual female.

Gwen's reactions to Caleb are completely nonsensical. Even though she is under the impression that Caleb is gay, she appears to make serious attempts to seduce him. She produces a similarly absurd reaction to new information at the end of the movie when the plot finally unravels.

I would be offended if the makers of this movie honestly thought that people actually act the way the characters did in this movie. Fortunately, this was only a comedy, and only serves to entertain, not make a point. Unfortunately, I did not find myself smirking very often while I watched it. Because of this, I cannot recommend watching what is honestly another piece of assembly-line-produced trash. It's a chick flick (or guy flick, however you want to call it) that will catch everyone's attention ephemerally, then quickly be forgotten. Spare yourselves.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but okay...
Not amazing but also okay at the same time. It has a story which one can tell the ending already.
Published 14 days ago by #ManOfSteel101
5.0 out of 5 stars THE EATING OUT FILMS - Joyous and fun
The whole Eating Out series is sheer fun - certainly of interest to the gay/lesbian/trans community alone, but if such you are, should really have a lot of fun watching these... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dana Skolfield
2.0 out of 5 stars Lame
Lame, guess I should't be surprised. Eye candy, sure. Acting, script, story, not.
Published 1 month ago by PT
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay says it all...
A typical low budget semi-skinflick with stilted dialog and gaps of silence as if waiting for someone to figure out who was next to speak. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars I Consider Myself Fortunate
That I lived through the 'dark ages' when gay was only in the closet and bigots, in large part, prevailed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a great movie!
It was so nice to watch and it turned my boyfriend on while we were watching it and now he wants to watch part 2.
Published 3 months ago by Yuri Passos Albertao
5.0 out of 5 stars ahhh ....cuteness at its best
Totally a cute movie...hilariously funny and sweet... awesome movie.... kudos.... characters are a blast and are hysterical.... would definitely buy as DVD
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Fernandes
3.0 out of 5 stars bought it as a gift
Can not rate the movie , i didnt watch it and i bought it as a gift for someone that i worked with
Published 3 months ago by James D.
2.0 out of 5 stars Eh
Except for hot guys what can I say. Acting was eh. Script was eh. Overall I'd give it an eh.
Published 4 months ago by Maya Costley
4.0 out of 5 stars I Just Love Eating Out!
Eating Out is one of the funniest movie series in all films, not just gay films. If you love sexy, raunchy comedy, this is the series to watch.
Published 5 months ago by Art
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