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Based on Paul Rudnick's hit Off-Broadway play, this romantic comedy centers on the chaotic love life of Jeffrey (Steven Weber), a gay man who swears off sex only to fall in love with his ideal man (Michael T. Weiss). Jeffrey's vow of chastity is inspired by a fear of AIDS, a prospect which has started to terrify him so much that he decides he'd be better off never making love again. He is happy and relieved for a time, until he meets Steve, a handsome, charming dreamboat who also happens to be HIV-positive. Jeffrey wants nothing more than to be with Steve, but his anxiety over the disease and fear of commitment stand in the way. Much of the humor falls to Jeffrey's friends, including the sharp-tongued Sterling (Patrick Stewart), an outwardly catty but surprisingly good-hearted interior decorator, and his young boyfriend Darius (Bryan Batt), a performer in the Broadway musical Cats. Nathan Lane also contributes a memorable cameo as a questionable priest. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
This shit sucks. It's just as sexually compartmentalizing as The Birdcage was, only from the other end of the spectrum and about half as cleverly.
I don't feel like saying any more.
July 6, 2011
The breaking of the third wall and fantasy moments that really distinguish the story work better on stage, but there are enough enjoyable moments and strong performances (especially by Michael T. Weiss) to make it a worthwhile film.
This movie was monumentally gay and by gay I don't mean homosexual - I mean retarded. I must admit I laughed at Patrick Stewart's portrayal of an urbane gay man - but how could you not? Lastly - this movie is ridiculous and irresponsible for suggesting that a non HIV positive man is somehow in the wrong for wanting a partner that is also not HIV positive. There's nothing homophobic or unreasonable in wanting to start a relationship with someone that doesn't already have an ultimately fatal disease.
Skip this and watch Patrick Stewart's scenes in this on YouTube.