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Gray Matters
Gray Matters
Actors: Heather Graham, Thomas Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon, Alan Cumming
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2007     1hr 36min

In this hilarious romantic comedy, Gray (Heather Graham) helps her brother (Tom Cavanaugh) find the love of his life. But the night before her brother's wedding, Gray's world is turned upside-down when she discovers that s...  more »

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Actors: Heather Graham, Thomas Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon, Alan Cumming
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/19/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 8
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Deidra C. (Deidra670) from GARRETT, KY
Reviewed on 1/17/2011...
GRAY MATTERS is a story about a brother and sister looking for love. When the brother becomes engaged, it sends his sister (Heather Graham)in a tail spin. In avoiding her own issues, she's lost at the thoughts of losing her brother and in the process, she falls in love with his fiancee.

I found GRAY MATTERS delightful and it had an absolute dream cast. Heather Graham doesn't miss a beat as the sexually confused sister. Alan Cumming is divine, as always. Seeing him in drag at a ladies' gay bar was a hoot and a holler!! And as an extra treat, we have the amazingly yummy Rachel Shelley. I adore her in anything I've ever seen her.

GRAY MATTERS treads in serious waters, but does it with grace, style and a sense of endearment.

Treat GRAY MATTERS as a special dessert. Sit back, have some buttered popcorn and just gobble it up. You'll be satisfied!!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meredith H. (merbreezer) from WASHINGTON, DC
Reviewed on 2/2/2010...
I can't say I particularly like Heather Graham. If your not looking for anything new this movie is for you. I thought the brother's quick engagement to Bridget Moynahan seemed out of character. Don't worry I'm not spoiling the plot by giving that away. Good movie if you turn off your brain, and just watch Heather Graham inappropriate work outfits.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Mary Kate G. (Marika997) from GRIFFIN, GA
Reviewed on 3/10/2009...
This is the story and a brother and a sister who are so close that the sister, Grey, has no real identity of her own. It is a story of her coming to terms with things and people in her life. It is a pretty good movie.
Reviewed on 3/10/2009...
This is seriously the worst movie ever!!
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Why all the negative reviews?
Tina | Tampa, FL | 07/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard a lot of bad things about this movie when it first came out but decided to watch it anyway because of the cast as well as the cute storyline. I wasn't expecting much but I was surprised that I actually ended up really liking it!

So what's to like about this movie? First, the cast contains a lot of eye candy. Some actors/actresses you may recognize are Alan Cummings, Molly Shannon, Bridget Moynahan, Heather Graham, and the wonderful Rachel Shelley. Second, the storyline is really cute. Basically, a woman (Gray) and her brother (Sam) agree to find the perfect partner for each other. Gray finds a woman named Charlie for her brother and Charlie and Sam hit it off right away. Within a few days, the couple is in Las Vegas to get married. When Charlie and Gray kiss the night before the couple's wedding, sparks fly and Gray realizes that she might be gay. I was actually really happy with the way it ended. I personally think that it shed some light on gay relationships and it shows that you truly can't prevent who you fall in love with.

And what's not to like? This movie certainly isn't Oscar-worthy. It's a typical romantic comedy. Don't expect this movie to be earth-shattering. Also, without giving too much away, I'll say that some parts progressed rather quickly and I felt a couple of scenes should have gone into more depth. But as I said above, it's not Oscar-worthy (and I'm sure the writers didn't intend for it to be) so I was ok with this one flaw as the movie was still entertaining.

Forget what you've heard about this movie. Check it out for yourself. Like me, you may be surprised and really enjoy it."
Funny and light, it's not for cynics
Magic Mare | 12/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was fun, and refreshing because it was not an upchucking of dismal lesbian social commentary or the ' happily ever after isn't part of the lesbian culture' message being sold by cynical women directors seeking like and kind in their audiences.

Instead, it's refreshingly light but only just as believable as any hetero mainstream romantic comedy and thus it doesn't pretend to be anything but what it is. The lesbians are no more realistic than Julia Roberts was as a hooker in Pretty Woman, meaning you'll believe them only if you want to believe them.

Understanding what a romantic comedy is, we dove in with very little reservation and popcorned our way through to an ending that came after some surprising lifestyle insights in a "I wish my family had said that" kind of speech.

After watching this movie the first time, we showed it to a number of our straight friends and they enjoyed it too. There is a message in that. Drop the 'our lot in life' attitude and this movie is truly a romp. Bottom line? It delivers if you let it. If we had more lesbian romantic comedies, I think I'd have rated this one a three. But absence makes the heart... so I gave it a four.

Side note: The retro dance numbers (especially Heather Graham's) were impressive. The appearance of the actress who plays Helena Peabody in the L Word was a treat. While this movie will hold less appeal to women who growl at the color pink, it's also a decent date movie for our community.

Magic Mare"
Kind of Gray
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 06/29/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Gray Matters"

Kind of Gray

Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride

I had heard so much hype about "Gray Matters" that I could not wait to see it and it seems now that the hype was totally unjustified. The cast is good and Heather Graham as Gray creates a character that I felt for and really liked. Tom Cavanagh, as Gray's brother, Sam, has charm and is quite funny. Charlie, played by Bridget Moyahan, the object of both Gray's and Sam's affection is good and Alan Cummings is great as Gray's cab driver friend. The other cast member, Sissy Spacek and Molly Shannon are also good but the film is lacking something. I liked the film and I am having a difficult time pinpointing where it went wrong. I think it is probably the idea that there are some gay people who do not realize that they are gay until later on. I mean, I know that some embrace homosexuality late but it doesn't seem to work here.
It is hard to accept that when Gray kissed Charlie that she suddenly realized that she was gay. It seems to be grasping at straws to build a plot. Does someone suddenly realize he is gay or is it a process? What was it that lets Gray know she was suddenly gay? Now the kiss was great and hot but it was not enough.
The film does grab the audience and fills it with hope. The script also deals with social issues such as media, image and sexuality as well as identity--issues that are not dealt with completely in mainstream movies. It does not preach and has an important message (but it is somewhat boring as it meanders from situation to situation). As good of an actress that Heather Graham is, she is not convincing as a lesbian.
What really hurts the movie from reaching a level of greatness is that most of the events are unbelievable. Unless you are Britney Spears you do not rush to Las Vegas to get married after knowing someone for only six days. But there are moments that are genuinely funny and there are moments that are thought provoking.