• Released
  • January 24, 2014
  • R , 1 hr 32 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 32 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore), Mormon princess 'Shley (Andrea Bowen) and blonde fashionista Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse). When unassuming Tanner (Michael J. Willett) is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend.

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

G.B.F. has been unfairly slapped with an R rating, but the film is about as scandalous as a "Glee" episode. It's suitable for young teenage...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The film, lensed in appealing candy-striped colors, has so much fun exploding stereotypes and radiates with such infectious comic gusto and...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

It’s cheery but still has a bit of a bite, makes a point without ever being too preachy and features a litany of quotable lines with a...
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70

Village Voice

By Sherilyn Connelly
Here's to hoping lax multiplex security allows teenagers to sneak in to this very funny and thoughtful take on how straights often...
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70

The Dissolve

By Andrew Lapin
Northy’s script sometimes ventures too far into cartoon territory, but its best aspect is the way it turns high-school groupthink on its...
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Genially cartoonish but also rather sweet.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
G.B.F., which concludes with a clumsy parody of the prom climax from “Carrie,’’ offers an admirable message of tolerance for teen audiences...
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
Once this self-consciously campy fairy tale stops trying so hard to emulate every high-school comedy and TV show from the past 30 years and...
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60

Time Out London

By Anna Smith
The joke wears a bit thin and performances vary: this isn’t as slick as the teen movies it draws from, such as ‘Clueless’ and ‘Mean Girls’....
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Until being young and gay is a nonissue for everyone everywhere, these kinds of stories will always have their place.
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Rated R | For for sexual refrences