All Over The Guy (2001) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This is one of those film where they get a couple of hot names into the cast to do a line or two. In this case, Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow make brief cameos 



DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1

  • Full-length commentary

  • deleted and alternate scenes

The film is a gay love story. Two dissimilar guys are introduced by their friends (a heterosexual couple). The film is a simple story which just follows the progress of their relationship from introduction to "I love you".

It is competently produced, well acted, and fairly witty, but nothing extraordinary. It shows that movies about gay relationships can be just as silly as the ones about straight people. Mostly it's  overly insecure and overly talkative people babbling on and on. 

It's about equal in quality to an episode of Will and Grace, or Friends, and uses some of the same people. (In addition to kudrow, Adam Goldberg was Chandler's roommate, the  "little tiny fruits" guy, when Joey moved to his expensive place)

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.3 
  • With their dollars ... it took in a million dollars on a maximum of 35 screens.
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. OK sitcom-level entertainment about a gay relationship.

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