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Straightman

(1999)

directed by Ben Berkowitz, 101 minutes

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Jack and David are good friends. So when both are dumped by their girlfriends, they move into an apartment together. David looks forward to their shared bachelor life. Then Jack works up the courage to come out to his friend. Things change. How these two different but similar men deal with that change and how their friendship and their other relationships fare in the midst of it all is the heart of this authentic and sharp-humored film.

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0 of 1 users found this helpful Created 11 days ago.

I enjoyed the movie although unfortunately, the actual quality of the film (the sound was terrible) made it difficult to enjoy.

Created 3 months ago.

Interesting film with some good acting,and production values.

Created 4 months ago.

I like it

Created 5 months ago.

great

Created 6 months ago.

I LIKED THIS MOVIE. Straightmen need to come to grips with their sexuality.

Created 7 months ago.

haven't seen this for a few years - loved it - Ben Redgrave is a great actor and brings ghumanity and diginity to the role - beautiful work - more Redgrave please!

Created 8 months ago.

what two guys interact like this?

Created about 1 year ago.

"Straightman" was okay; nothing spectacular.

Created about 1 year ago.

The lives of two male friends, one straight and one coming-out gay, are intertwined as they adjust to each other and interact with ex-girlfriends. It was fairly interesting although I have to say I didn't like any of the characters. The ending left me feeling empty. It has a real quality to it, especially the acting of the two leads

Created about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Interesting character study. Unlike some of the other reviewers I appreciated the "naturalness" in the way the characters were presented. They spoke, acted and reacted like real people. It reminded me of Cassevetes' "Shadows" as it felt as if they may have relied on some improv. Sure the movie meandered a bit and the budget seemed pretty low. However this didn't take away from the experience for me. I was most impressed by Ben Redgrave's honest performance. Good but not Great "slice of life" film.

Created over 1 year ago.

This movie was boring the guys were not even cute and the plot SUCKED!

Created over 1 year ago.

Ok. It was probably more "earthy" than I expected. It seemed like the story line had these two guys living on the edge of poverty...and almost like it was that way because one was gay and one was dumped by his girlfriend. Somewhat stereotypical

Created over 1 year ago.

Interesting.... the "bath" coming out scene was very prolific...

Created over 1 year ago.

ok...pic and sound good

Created over 1 year ago.

The actors were very real and had talent, but allowing them to stutter endlessly through the dialogue made the characters appear dull. It's poor direction to allow actors who CAN'T handle improv to improvise. A glimpse of life portrayed here and some nice developments but inconclusive and ultimately pointless. I don't demand a plot wrapped up with a tidy ending, but a film only benefits with some intent. This was like watching some students play at making a movie with no purpose in mind.

Created over 1 year ago.

This is a really lovley film in the Cassavetes tradition, lots of improvisation, gritty film quality, and disarming realness! the actors are all really good...it's also very Chicago, where it takes place....I recommend it

Created over 1 year ago.

Choppy and confusing storyline. Poor acting. Loved the soundtrack. Not the best editing or directing.

Created over 1 year ago.

Horrible. The actors stutter and stammer through the dialogue and at the end I was left wondering what the point of the movie was.

Created over 1 year ago.

great flick--acting--good

Created over 1 year ago.

great movie! even with the production value, the story and main characters kept you watching, and careing!

Created over 1 year ago.

Good acting. Plausible story well told. Is worth watching.

0 of 1 users found this helpful Created over 1 year ago.

boring

Created over 1 year ago.

not good

Created over 1 year ago.

Loved it...great character study

Created about 2 years ago.

Will go back to view this film.