firstname.lastname@example.org | Connecticut | 12/20/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie during the summer while visting in Provincetown, MA. I really did not have high expectations because of the quiet marketing. Although you do not recognize the stars in this movie, Tori Spelling was pretty good. She played the leads best friend, and actually...believe it or not she was Good! Although the movie was a little slow, the point it drove home was incredible. It really made you stop and think about what people say about others, and how jealously rears its ugly head. While sitting in the cinema in a predominately gay theater, you could imagine the mixed emotions. All I can say is that when the movie ended, people stood and applauded."
No trick here, but lots of treats
James Hiller | Beaverton, OR | 02/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the splendidly delightful film "Trick", two young gentlemen succumb to the forces of nature and try to find a place to engage in their lusty mating rituals, only to discover that gold lies underneath the nice wrapping paper. I purchased "Trick" on DVD without viewing it in a theater first, a rare thing indeed, and pleasantly surprised I was. The two leads, Christian Campbell and JP Pitoc, pull off tremendous acting performances by underplaying their parts perfectly. This film could have easily been the usual gay campy fodder, but it manages to walk the line in remaining true to gay life in the 90's and avoiding the stereotypes that plague gay-themed films. Oh sure there is your standard drag queen and older flaming lounge-singer, but they break out of their two-dimensional molds and shine as complex characters. At times, the film is uneven, but you can overlook that when you begin to fall in love with the tale. Even Tori Spelling's performance, as an over-the-top, talentless Broadway actress fits in the groove of the film. Overall, the film's endearing message encourages us to look past the glitz and the glamour of the gay subculture to find the true person inside. I highly recommend "Trick" for your viewing pleasure."
FUN FUN FUN
R. Penola | NYC, NY United States | 01/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is nearly impossible not to fall for this sunshiny movie, with its adorable leads and delightfully romantic and sexy premise: where and when can we finally DO IT? I found myself laughing out loud at the antics of Tori Spelling, who, with surprising comedic skills, nearly steals the movie away from its mostly male cast. This breezy and somehow old-fashioned gay romance is hard to resist."
A Pleasant Surprise !
nanabush | Toronto, Ontario, CANADA | 02/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Trick" was definitely worth the money to rent on home video. I just recently watched it and was surprised at how much l enjoyed it. Christian Campbell turns in a wonderful, vunerable performance as the main character, Gabe, who is having trouble with writer's block and facing his own inadequacies about being a young, gay man. One wonderful scene that l enjoyed in the movie was between the characters Gabe and Mark at the subway entrance. After an argument, Gabe runs after Mark to give him his keys as Mark stands below the steps waiting for some kind of answer or apology. But Gabe doesn't answer and Mark leaves. You feel crushed and then all of sudden Gabe blurts out, "Are you hungry ?" but no one answers. You're left thinking, could this possibly be the end and then all of sudden Mark appears from around the corner with a small smile on his face. That was one of the favourite scenes in the entire movie. John Paul Pitoc does a fantastic job at portraying Mark, Gabe's object of desire. Although l've never heard of the two main actors, l truly believe that we will definitely see more of their talent in future projects. Tori Spelling finally does some credible work as Gabe's bestfriend, a struggling wannabe singer-actress. Although the film tends to drag on too long in some scenes (ie. Tori Spelling's song and dance number), the overall dialogue and energy is refreshing to watch. Some great comedic highlights in the film are between Gabriel and a drag queen in the washroom of a dance club and Tori Spelling's emotional outburst in a resturant. Both Christian Campbell and John Paul Pitoc do a great job at keeping the sexual attraction strong and sparkling throughout the film and by the end you're left feeling warm and happy, wanting to see more. I heard about this film through the Sundance Film Festival and am glad that l got the chance to see it. I highly recommend it to anyone with any open heart for a sweet romance."