20 June 2011 | imcginn
Funny, charming, even heartbreaking
I loved it! Fake accents or not, the primary purpose of film is to entertain its audience. I was entertained and my spirits were lifted. I watched this film on a day off from work with the flu. The only awkward part for me was the flower delivery scene.
It was refreshing to see a film which portrays gay people who are actually happy. Some single, some not, all of them over 21. I guess there's something to be said for that. You go through the teen years feeling like a freak and believing the only way to get around is to be an arrogant little snot, like that 16 year old neighbour. It usually takes the experience of someone older to make you see the truth of the matter.
The bathroom scene was so touching for me. To see the people in the room melt when they realise what's going on just made me want to hug my TV screen. I loved the portrayal of the mother, who just wants her son to be loved and happy. So she tried setting him up. When she realises her error, she goes through the normal panic, then readjusts her aim and tries even harder. I would love for her to be my Mum.
Look, this may be "predictable", but it was far from trying too hard to make a point, and it made its points perfectly. I also like the bible bashing mother not being afraid to let her guests know that they are far from perfect themselves.
It was nice to see that underneath the stereotypes of gay men there are real people who have real feelings and who are just wanting an easy life. There was not one character in this film who I didn't feel fitted perfectly. The leather goth couple, the icy drag queen and her protégé who melt and show their true loyalty, the bashful stripper artist who knows what he wants from life. Even the uptight religious bigots who had their own secrets to hide.
Fabulous film, charming characters, amazing acting. I loved it, loved it, loved it.