75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's not earthshaking or life-changing, but it's cute, occasionally predictable and only requires ACTUAL idiots, like Barry, to act like idiots. As formula entertainment goes, that's a pretty sweet deal.
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70

Village Voice

Writer-director Stewart Wade has gracefully expanded his short film, a festival fave, into a warmhearted tale carried by genuine affection and a charming cast rather than cutting one-liners and turbo-charged plotting.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A wry romantic comedy of sexual confusion that deftly becomes increasingly serious without losing its sense of humor.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A likable, extremely goofy piece of fluff.
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50

Chicago Reader

Wade lampoons our tendency to rigidly define sexual preference, but eventually the high jinks start to resemble an episode from the old TV series "Love, American Style."
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40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Leaving no cliché unturned, Coffee Date provides cheesy music, chats about "gaydar" and the obligatory are-you-looking-at-mine? urinal scene.
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40

Variety

Full of unlikely misunderstandings.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Writer-director Stewart Wade expanded his festival-circuit short film into a blobby, watery feature-length enterprise, unredeemed by its cast (though Sally Kirkland shows up as Todd's mom).
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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