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Brad (J. Andrew Keitch in a fine film debut) is a 40-year-old closeted gay college professor in Nebraska who lives in fear of derision and is frustrated he is unable to live his life in a happy relationship. His good friend Julie (Joan Lauckner) is supportive and encourages Brad to return home for his parent's wedding anniversary. Brad does so reluctantly, finds the usual homophobic atmosphere and in a moment of weakness, drinks too much and has an auto accident. Miraculously, when he awakens, he has the appearance of a handsome high school kid and when he wanders into the world he discovers that there has been a major reversal: now it is normal to be gay and grossly distasteful to be a straight breeder. Even his parents are gay with breeder hosts for procreation purposes. Brad sees reverse discrimination now, is sought after by the high school jock Roland (Tim Hammer), enjoys the freedom of being openly gay, but meets the now new Julie and is strangely attracted to her, having to hide his new 'straight alliance' in a new closet. And the resolution of this new dilemma is the message of the film.
Everything about the idea of the film makes the viewer want to love it, and it is a sweet little diversion of a film with some thinking material about prejudices.Read more ›
There are some affecting performances, particularly Keitch and Lauckner and overall, the production values seem fairly high for an indie. Unfortunately, much of the humour (satirizing homophobia) is a bit tired and a spiel near the end decrying prejudice seemed extremely strident and unnecessary, since one is safe to assume everyone watching the film is probably gay friendly already.
Not awful. Just don't expect too much.
It pretends to invert the gay/straight imbalance, but it does it so unevenly that it ends up alienating gays even more than we are already. The most annoying inequity: the ONLY sex scene, and the ONLY serious kissing (with tongues, open mouths and credible passion), are between straight couples, although in the world being shown gay is the norm and straight is taboo. The kissing between same-sex couples looks like me kissing my grandmother, every time it happens, and it happens a lot because that's how the movie drives home its insufferably heavy-handed message.
If in a world dominated by people like me (i. e., gay people), the only ones who have good sex and the only ones who are passionately attracted to each other are the straight minority, no wonder the star switches teams so easily and eagerly. The preposterous, predictable ending, which I suppose was meant to surprise and delight us, to force a smile onto our faces and a tear into our eyes as we left the theatre, just made me angrier.
I don't care what point this obnoxious movie was trying to make; I HATED it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my cousin who was feeling different about being gay. He said it helped. I'm glad it did! I love my cousin!Published 7 months ago by AJ P
A strange out look and even though funny it had a serious message. Worth the watchPublished 19 months ago by Scott
This movie on the surface has a good premise: The main character of this story (a perpetually single, gay, 40 something year old drunk) has been thrust by circumstance into an... Read morePublished on April 20, 2014 by Ashton
This one film that was Deja Vue for me. I experienced so many things in the film as to really put me into a funk of self-pity. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Norvell J. Maher
I'm in a better position then most of the people reviewing this insofar as I didn't have to pay to watch this train wreck. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by General Pete
Rather than sit through this abysmally acted and conceived piece of garbage , I'd rather walk into any fast food joint and stick my face in the deep fryer. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Frank M. Gentile