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Eating Out
Eating Out
Actors: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Scott Lunsford, Ryan Carnes, Rebekah Kochan
Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2005     1hr 24min

Caleb a hunky straight college student falls for fag-hag-gone-extreme Gwen so Caleb's gay roommate Kyle convinces him that pretending to be gay will get Gwen's attention and it does. But instead of hooking up with Caleb Gw...  more »


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Actors: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Scott Lunsford, Ryan Carnes, Rebekah Kochan
Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Ariztical Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

O My God this one is very bad
Cj D. Vries | CapeTown, RSA | 12/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Please do NOT consider this movie - this is really, honestly, truly an extremely painfully bad movie. Yes, Ryan Carnes is a hottie, but he is not worth the pain of a very shallow and vulgar 80 minutes.The script needed a couple of re-writes (let's say 40 :-) before this movie should have even been considered as a possible project. As the movie progressed my jaw dropped in correlation to the cringingly embarrassing plot and characters. I bought this dvd, ignoring the bad reviews, and I now wish I had "listened", so in effect I am writing this to myself in the past by warning : this REALLY is a waste of your time and money. Trust me. I know.

(By the way - it's an insult that "EATING OUT" is recommended as a good combination with "Just a Question Of Love" (see BETTER TOGETHER above) -- I don't know what criteria was used to ascertain this match, but rest assured - I've seen "JUST A QUESTION OF LOVE" , and it is ART compared to "EATING OUT" which is garbage)"
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 07/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This little film plays more like a French farce than a Hollywood film and if watched with that in mind it is sure to entertain. So many writers have mined this vein of boy playing girl playing boy in the web of catching the designated lover that it must be one of the more durable lines for comedy success through the years. Adding the contemporary slant of gay proposing straight posing as gay so that straight can get girl and gay can get lover works...but you have to stay with this one to catch all the double entendres that make it fun.

Classical music student Marc (a new 'Brad Pitt' like Ryan Carnes!) is a popular gay hunk who lives with Gwen (Emily Brooke Hands) who thinks she is the one responsible for making straight boys turn gay (!), so convinced is she that all the good men are gaily unavailable to her. Caleb (Scott Lunsford) is a straight guy who lives with jazz music student gay Kyle (Jim Verraros) in a purely roommate situation. Caleb, after an hilarious opening physical setup encounter with Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan), is convinced that gay men have an easier time of getting partnered than straight men. At a party Caleb meets Gwen who thinks Caleb is with Kyle, Caleb wants Gwen, and Kyle wants the apparently aloof Marc. Kyle convinces Caleb that if Caleb poses as gay he will gain entry into the Gwen/Marc abode and have access to Gwen while Kyle will have access to Marc. A spur of the moment telephone sex call (Gwen is attempting to turn on Caleb in front of Marc) results in Caleb and Marc 'hitting it off' much to the confusion of everyone. Add a dinner party for the four people involved which Caleb's ever-so-accepting family also attends and the whole situation explodes. How this whole schema plays out is the punch line of the film and all's well that end's well!

The cast is young and inexperienced and in need of a heavier directorial hand, but they are unanimously loveable and the men are certainly eye candy. As written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka EATNG OUT sails along breezily and provides enough fun for all audiences. Grady Harp, July 05
They Pulled It Off!
R. Rehse | Tucson, AZ USA | 12/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this at the Loft Theatre in Tucson, AZ, in a special presentation by the producer. In the first 5 minutes, I said to myself, "This is the most impossible premise for a movie I've ever seen. They can't possibly pull this off!" Well, they really did! The premise is ridiculous -- a straight kid decides to play gay because a gay friend of his says that a woman he is attracted to only dates gay men. Heartfelt writing and directing and absolutely real performances from the cast members make this movie totally believable (except for one minor plot twist at the very end). And the two male leads are gorgeous! (Although their performances are REALLY what makes the movie work. Honest!) This is a keeper."
Ironcharles | Houston, TX | 01/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I grabbed this video from Blockbuster on a whim because the guys on it were pretty cute. Don't let that fool you into thinking they make the movie worth watching. The entire premise of the movie is absurd. The writing is beyond dreadful, and the acting and directing are even worse. I thought it couldn't get any worse, and then the adults came into the picture--where did they find these people? How does dreck like this get made in the first place? Don't waste your time, or money, on this one."