• Released
  • January 24, 2014
  • R , 1 hr 32 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 32 Fan Ratings
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 girls, who apparently are far more at ease with the times than the homophobic folks at the MPAA. Don't let their rating fool you: The movie may be thoroughly modern, yet it's old-fashioned, too.
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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 genuine good nature, that it would be almost churlish to resist its charms.
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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 cleverness not seen since “Heathers.”
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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 objectify queers — and how increased visibility in the media can result in an expectation to conform to stereotypes.
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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 head.
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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 — too bad it’s been absurdly saddled with an R rating, even though there’s far less innuendo than in “Easy A.’’
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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 relaxes into a stream of clever repartee and amusing situations, it eventually offers enough LOL opportunities to deserve a passing grade.
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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’. But an original premise and earnest tone go a long way.
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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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56 out of 100
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