Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Jason Stuart; JM J. Bullock; Christopher Cowan; Sean Kanan; Alexandra Paul; Judy Tenuta; Lydia Nicole; Fritz Greve; Mitch Hara; Sheila Kay; Joey Vieira; Tony Rasmussen; David Faustino; Jerry Rosenberg; Ben Crowley; Garrett Swann; Maximilliana; Jason Adoni
Director: Michael O. Gallant
Genres: Comedy, Gay & Lesbian
Josh (Actor/comedian Jason Stuart) is a sensitive, Jewish, thirty-something, who just found out that his boyfriend of 10 years is a cheater. Spurred on by a bet from his best friend Brandon (newcomer, Christopher Cowan) wi... more »
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It was a waste of a rental fee
AverageDrew | Orlando, FL | 01/07/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I first started acting, one of the first shows I was in had a really mean reviewer who basically said "the actors should be ashamed of themselves for working on such a tripe." My fellow cast members and I were shocked and hurt by this, as we worked hard on the play, and the comment came out of left field.
I say the same thing about this show, but the difference is this flic deserves it.
My partner and I watched this, and we tore it apart, as we both work in the 'biz'. Here are some of the problems we had with it:
The film doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a mockumentary in the Christopher Guest style (ala Mighty Wind, Best of Show, Waiting for Guffman), or is it a movie with a lot of non-sequitors?
Technically, the lighting was bad, filming was bad (there are sequences that were filmed without a tripod, and should have), it was badly edited (there were portions that didn't match up), the sound didn't quite synch.
The lead actor is playing himself, not a character. I don't think he really understands what the character is feeling, which is odd, because he also wrote the script. It is sad when the lead actor can't match his energy and talents to the likes of the name talent the director hired (David Faustino, Judy Tenuta, etc.) The fact that he looks like Christopher Guest doesn't help him either, because it convinced me if he's trying to be something he is not.
In Theatre 101, we are taught about who the audience is supposed to care about at the end. That person should have been the lead actor, but he is so annoying and whiny we felt sorry for the guys he tried to date.
The script is missing a lot of things, like background exposition. It would help explain why the lead character feels and acts the way he does.
The writer/lead actor took what could have been a great concept for a very funny movie and created such a convoluded melodrama not worth the rental fee."
Boring, silly, unmoving flick
Michael L. Wiersma | Springfield, MA United States | 07/09/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I guess if you're in the mood for some mindless, silly flick, then this little fluff piece might work for you. It's a little tired (man finds his boyfriend cheating and goes on a series of predictably comical dates until...) nothing.
That's right, nothing. It ends with a thud. I got tired of the whiny lead and his ceaseless "dates" in this movie with little plot and no story. It reminded me of "Lie Down With Dogs" which was similarly semi-entertaining and similarly without point. But "Dogs's" pacing was better as well as its ending.
I didn't recommend "Dogs," even though it's better than this. I wouldn't bother with either."
Boring movie and poor production values
James Seymour | Houston, Texas | 07/08/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Someday, gay cinema will become a mature genre with intelligent plots, good dialog, and high quality cinematography. Unfortunately, this film will not be blazing that trail.
Here's the plot: my cheating boyfriend dumped me and I need a date or I'm going home to mother.
Here are the characters: ten gay stereotypes from central casting (mercifully, many of them never get to speak, so you can ogle their bare-chested bodies without worrying too much about missing anything), one best friend (who has a bitchy old boyfriend for "comic relief"), a "love support group", and one lead character who needs a serious reality check.
Here's the biggest problem: who decided to film this production with mom's camcorder at your friend's outdoor restaurant one night? Poor visuals, shaky camera angles and horrible sound (hmmm, who would have thought that it would be noisy filming outside in the evening along a busy street?) render this film tedious.
Then, there's always the contrived plot, the need for a continuity expert (the disappearing and reappearing goattee) and car "accident", and you have your basic film festival entry with aspirations that the next one will have a bigger budget.
I would have liked some characters with complexity here, perhaps exploring the sexual tensions between the lead and the best friend, or going more into the childhood incidents to explain this neurotic character's life choices. Perhaps the writer will do that in the next film."
IT NEEDS MORE THAN ATTITUDE
Colin Rutter | Melbourne, Australia | 06/14/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Avoid this movie, it is almost unwatchable. Save your money or better still send the money directly to the director who can then afford to purchase a tripod on which to place his camera and if there is any money over he could put it towards post synching the dialogue.
The premise of the plot is quite good, however it really needs a charismatic lead actor and unfortunately this movie does not have one. A lost opportunity."