• Released
  • November 26, 2004
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
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Straight-Jacket (1964) Synopsis
An actor (Matt Letscher) marries a woman (Carrie Preston) to hide his homosexuality.
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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...
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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...
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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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