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Breaking the Cycle
Breaking the Cycle
Genres: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2008


Movie Details

Genres: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Alluvial Filmworks
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2008
Release Year: 2008
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
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Movie Reviews

interested_observer | 04/22/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Quite possibly the worst film I have seen since Disorderlies starring the Fat Boys. The acting is awful, the script could have been written by a 10 year old and the score is so bad that it sounds like it was written on a Casio keyboard from Wal-Mart. There is not even a decent message to take away with you. Who doesn't know that chat rooms are not the key to finding love? This film (and I use that term lightly as the picture quality suggests videotape) is so rushed that it is over by the time you get back from the bathroom and even a child would be able to figure out the entire plot within the first 5 minutes. Simply dreadful and not worth wasting your time or money."
After-School Formula
interested_observer | San Francisco, CA USA | 01/03/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Two good-looking gay guys are roommates in Manhattan. One likes to arrange dates in internet chatrooms; the other wants to get to know the other person first. The former gets "dates" - in a back area of an adult theater and with an 18-year-old nominally straight guy who plays baseball; the latter pines away at home. The roommates claim not to like each other. An underutilized, cute friend of the reserved roommate shows him how to get on the internet. Both roommates end up in the same chatroom. Try guessing the rest.To its credit, this very earnest film flies through its motions in about 65 minutes. Snickers help one get past the wooden script and acting lulls. There are lots of skin shots, and the casting is attractive, though some of the sex scenes may not convince. (Maybe the two interviews in the extras section help explain that - both actors say they are straight and have never done this sort of thing before.)While the movie clearly wants to show why getting to know someone before sex is better than a quickie through the internet, the roommate who holds back is not shown succeeding at getting much more than computer advice from a friend, who is told in turn that friendship is not enough to get any sex. The payoff for the slow-going roommate seems no better than the web-shopper's. It is not even clear the roommates will continue to tolerate each other.Worthy, but trite..."
Good looking guys
Christian Paquette | Sandy, Utah United States | 02/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If anything this movie is worth it simply for looking at the good looking guys. The story line is a little preachy but still entertaining. "Chad" is particularly attractive and has a classical theatrical quality."
RSMM | Boston, MA, USA | 07/27/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

""Breaking the Cycle," is poor, simulated, soft-core gay male erotica shot on video (not film). It attempts to be a romantic comedy with the "message" that surfing the internet for casual sex is no way to find a long-term relationship, hardly an earth-shattering piece of information. The guys are pleasant-looking but the acting is laughable. 10% Productions uses straight actors playing gay; nothing unusual there, but interviews with two of them reveal that they were very uncomfortable doing so. It is obvious that no one received much coaching because the simulated erotic scenes are clumsy and the guys are apparently nervous even about being seen kissing; as a result, they look like they have never kissed anyone, male or female. Everything about their participation is a real turn-off. Irresponsibly, nowhere is there a hint of safe-sex practices. The two principals are supposed to be roommates who are actors having trouble finding work. That premise is the only candid aspect of this mess: who would hire such talentless hacks? This item is a complete failure, falling flatter than a pancake either as comedy or erotica."