Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kiss the Bride|
Actors: Tori Spelling, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Foxworth, Tess Harper, Dean McDermott
Director: C. Jay Cox
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 11/18/2008
Good to see steve sandvoss again
Aragorn the Traveler | Houston, TX United States | 01/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this review is actually written by bruce's longterm life-partner, dennis milam."kiss the bride" was nicely written and paced and the acting was overall good. it was refreshing to see a same-sex romance that did not have to end either tragically or madly-in-love but was more realistic. the special treat was seeing steve sandvoss on the screen again. after his debut in "latter days" i'd hoped he'd be discovered and his talent would be recognized. he's kept working steadily according to his website. here,he gets a chance to play a comedic role. he is so good he disappears into it. it took a while to realize who the actor was! his comedic timing was sharp and he made the goofy character come alive and be lovable. the scenes at the stripper club parking lot were memorable. on a more superficial level,it was good to see him with facial hair.i'd seen him with it on his website/other films. however, he's not just another handsome face but has real talent."
Read the Script!!!
LA Comedian | Los Angeles, CA | 12/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sure, there were problems with the movie, but the script was dead on. Keep your eye on the first time screenwriter, Ty Lieberman. You're going to see big things from him!"
It's 3 in the afternoon...and I'm Drunk
N Eld | USA | 01/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun film, showing that Tori Spelling is more then just her last name. She shines in her role as Alex, a quirky fun-loving woman about to marry. What she doesn't know is that her husband to be used to be with another man. With a great soundtrack done by Levi Kreis this is a WORTH WATCH!!"
Amusing in parts, but overall a disappointment.
Bob Lind | Phoenix, AZ United States | 12/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"You say you always wanted to see a gay version of Julia Roberts' "My Best Friend's Wedding"? Well, the Here!TV made-for-cable film "Kiss the Bride" (2007) comes pretty close, but nowhere near as good or funny.
Matthew (Philip Karner) is the editor of a San Francisco-based gay magazine, working on a special article about gay marriages, and being deluged by invitations by couples wanting their ceremony to be featured. Among the pile of invitations, he spots one with the name of his boyhood best friend (and first lover) back in New Mexico, Ryan (James O'Shea) who - to Matthew's surprise - is marrying Alex, a woman, played by Tori Spelling. Matthew decides to attend the wedding, and satisfy his curiousity as to whether Ryan is indeed gay and, if so, perhaps talk him out of getting married. A very colorful supporting cast dictates much of the action from there, first mistaking Matthew for the stripper hired for Alex's bridal shower (Trivia note: the stripper that eventually shows up is Dean McDermott, Tori's real-life spouse), and then being invited to stay with Ryan and Alex in their guest room, in between outings with their respective dysfunctional families.
I get the feeling that the screenwriter was going for some sort of "message" beyond the normal scope of a fluffy romantic comedy, but I came away unsure what that message was supposed to be. Obviously, he was making a point that sometimes people make wrong choices because they feel powerless to do otherwise, or perhaps he was saying that gay/straight sexuality is not a matter of black and white, but of shades of gray. In any case, the message is muddled with a sophmoric storyline, with some "what were they thinking?" moments (such as when Matthew is caught in bed with Alex, and reportedly is aroused) and weak direction. I found the acting capable, for the most part, with Spelling actually pretty good, with the weakest link likely Karner, whose character carried most of the scenes. Currently on rotation on Here! TV, and available on DVD (extras include lengthy background and deleted scenes which make the direction seem even more questionable). More disappointing than awful, and has a few amusing moments. I give it three stars out of five."