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Strange Bed Fellows
Strange Bed Fellows
Actors: Michael Caton, Alan Cassell, Andy Pappas, Paula Duncan, Roy Billing
Director: Dean Murphy
Genres: Comedy
R     2005     1hr 40min

Two lifelong friends (Paul Hogan and Michael Caton) have discovered a way to save big money come tax time. All they have to do is pretend they?re a loving gay couple. It seems so simple, but when a meddling tax inspector c...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Michael Caton, Alan Cassell, Andy Pappas, Paula Duncan, Roy Billing
Director: Dean Murphy
Creators: Stewart Faichney, Dean Murphy, David Redman, Nigel Odell, Shana Levine, Sally Plant
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Screen Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 07/05/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 5
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Bit of Aussie Humor and Tongue in Cheek
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"STRANGE BEDFELLOWS is one of those films that plays like a TV sitcom without the canned laughter - especially now that gay themed shows have made it big on television. This film's main charm is its Aussie flavor and that forgives a lot of the shortcomings of a fluffy idea of a script.

Essentially, two men (Paul Hogan and Michael Caton) decide to avoid back taxes and take advantage of a new law that allows same sex partners to gain the rights of married couples by passing as a gay married couple. How they go about convincing each other that they can pass as gay in order to convince the authorities and then how they can learn to act gay and live a gay life to back up their story is the action of the movie. Many stereotypes are included but somehow the Aussies know how to pull this off with minimal offense.

The overall theme, after the story is all said and done, is one of tolerance and compassion for people who are in different societal climes. Hogan and Caton pull this off well, showing how really everyone they meet in their charade is just a 'regular guy' - and for that reason the film becomes more tolerable than the usual farces that deal with 'passing'. Not a great movie, but one with a wink! Grady Harp, September 05"
Great movie
chicoer2003 | Fresno, CA United States | 07/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Strange Bedfellows is a lot like the full monty. It's a quaint Australian movie that will leave you with a smile. Ot's funny (not hillarious) A good movie."
Plenty of Funny Jokes.
Carolyn | NSW, Australia | 05/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very funny movie from my own home country. It has alot of the greatest Aussie movie stars in it and is a harilous movie to watch for anyone who loves Gay Humor.

Paul Hogan plays a man who wants to get out of paying tax so he pretends to be a gay couple with his best friend to get out of paying it and has to learn to become gay when they about to be interviewed to see if they are just 'playing around'.

Its a fantastic movie and I highly recommended it, even if not to buy then to rent. Its a must see."
Funny movie with a twist
BioEagle | 04/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this "Aussie" comedy as one of a few movies I watched on a flight to Australia. If you like good humor with a gay twist, you'll like this movie--two guys pretending to be a couple to help out in a sticky situation. The story is outrageous and funny, with a nice twist at the end."