• Released
  • November 26, 2004
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
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80

Chicago Reader

The players deftly balance flip caricature with a surprisingly moving depiction of those trapped in the celluloid closet.
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80

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
In a perfect world, movies this clever would open in theaters every weekend. Maybe some day.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
A talented craftsman of dark raillery, Day and his fixation on Hollywood melodrama are indulged to delicious effect in his sophomore effort.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Writer-director Richard Day, whose debut feature, the drag comedy Girls Will Be Girls, was shamefully neglected by critics and audiences alike, proves again that he's the new master of the catty one-liner, and he's also becoming a striking visual stylist.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Day's primary mistake is an occasional attempt to get serious. With a deft comic touch and a topic that's still timely, he doesn't need to play it straight.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It has verve, color and energy, but there's something fundamentally bogus about it.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Melodramatic.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The game cast tries desperately to be funny, but Day hasn't provided them with the material.
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50 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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