WARM AND FUNNY MOVIE
GEORGE RANNIE | DENVER, COLORADO United States | 10/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the following review, I'm not going to tell the plot of this wonderful, warm movie because almost everyone else on this board has told highlights of the plot. However I'm going to tell you what this fillm means to me on a personal level.
This is one of my all time favorite movies. It is a movie I view when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm depressed, when I'm discontented,, when I'm contented when I'm grumpy, when I'm feeling older than god, etc.--in other words, no matter what state of mind I'm in, this movie makes me feel better, happier and yes, even younger. (By the way, I'm a whole lot older than the characters in the movie.) I really can't say how many time I've viewed "I Think I Do" it must be, going on, at least, a hundred times. I love all of the characters. It's just an integral part of my life. In the course of a day, I'm forever thinking of some line from the film that I particularly like and find amusing (e.g., "Advil and sleep" "Oh Bob, I'm scared, you've been writing for that soap-opera too long" "So making out in the bathroom is what you call romantic? It would've been if you hadn't been moving around so much" "your ex-father will arrive at..." "Whatever you say, pokey-bear" etc. You'll have to see the movie to be able to relate and find out what context those quotes are in, and I'm sure you'll find your own funny lines to remember.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone that wants a little romance, warmth and/or fantasy in his/her life (or just to feel good) by getting acquainted with a lovable group of wonderful friends where gay and straight get along and care about each other no matter what his/her respective sexual orientation happens to be. To me the group of characters in "I Think I Do" are every bit as funny (if not funnier) as the characters on the television sit-com "Friends"; however, the characters in the film are far more diverse--ethnically and sexually. One thing for sure, they handle the gay issue far better than the television group does. No one is "put-down" for being gay or appearing to be gay--no cheap shots at gay people.
Each actor is wonderful in his or her role being far funnier and likeable than any of the actors in the above-mentioned sit-com. The stand-out is Guilermo Diaz (he also starred in "Stonewall") as Eric. The actress that plays Beth is also one of my favorites. Frankly, I like them all!! I just wish, in my youth, I had a group of friends like those portrayed in this movie. Maybe I'm reliving my youth a little (or at least a fantasy thereof), by repeated viewings of this film.
The critics felt this movie was a 1990's version of a 1930's slapstick romantic comedy where "boy gets girl"; however, in this movie "boy gets boy". The gay romance is interwoven seamlessly into the fabric of the film occurring at the same time as a heterosexual wedding. It makes for a wonderful, delightful fun-filled romp of fun and laughter."
A Fine and Romantic Independent Film
Todd C. Spears | Valley Village, CA United States | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""I Think I Do" is a cute spin on the gay romance film - something akin to the screwball comedies of the 1930's with a healthy dash of "The Philadelphia Story" thrown in for good measure.The film starts out with the main character, Bob, and his blatant crush on his college roommate Brendan. Several years later he's in an almost too comfortable relationship with the hunky soap opera star he writes for when he's reunited with Brendan at a wedding. In the intervening years - Brendan has realized he's gay and in love with Bob. But he isn't sure about how to tell Bob about his feelings or what to do about the soap opera boyfriend, Sterling. Add the drama and comedy of old friends reuniting and the who do I really love and you have a wonderful and funny little film. The writing is crisp and sharp and direction is well done too. The music is fantastic and centers around the classic sappy pop tunes of the Partridge Family (that we all love but almost no one admits to). The supporting cast is wonderful too - I especially enjoyed the bride-to-be's issues with her mother. This really is a good movie for the hopelessly romantic."
Kind of like "The Philadelphia Story" only boy+boy rules
Nandinha | NANDinha, PORTUGAL | 10/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not really a gay film, I think - though there's much to appeal to us there. Above all things this is a romantic comedy of the intelligent kind, filled with superbly fun dialogue and purpose-filled retro soundtrack. The cast was a very agreeable surprise to me - they are all so good! (and Powers That Be - so unused in mainstream projects)
Definitely a feel-good movie & most certainly a major one ever to be made out of minor-to-medium resources.
Also - thanks for getting me hooked on your Particular soundtrack..."
This is a sweet, hilarious, and touching romantic comedy
dmt277 | Houston, TX USA | 04/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just got this movie today and I have already seen it like 4 or 5 times. Bob lusted after Brendan their whole senior year of college--but Brendan was confused about his sexuality so Bob got his heart broken. Now the whole group of college friends are getting together for a wedding and Brendan has known that he is gay for several years now--but he has not met Mr. Right yet--so he is hoping to start up a relationship with Bob. But Bob is in a long-term relationship with Sterling--a soap opera star in the soap that Bob writes for. There are a lot of other sub-plots going on and they are a little annoying because I wish they had just concentrated on the love triangle between Bob-Sterling-and Brendan. However, one of the more humorous subplots is that Sara, who slept with Brendan in college, is now again chasing him relentlessly. Beth and Eric are another of the subplots--they lusted after each other in college but for some reason never got it together. They each meet one night stands at the reception for the wedding, yet it is still clear that they are lusting after each other. Matt and Carol are the ones getting married-they have been together ever since college-and their relationship is very tenuous. They are not the epitome of a couple deeply in love, and they spend a lot of time fighting.Despite all the subplots I absolutely adored this movie. I like Brendan's character the best-I think that the guy who played him was the best actor in this movie."