16 February 2013 | Laakbaar
Words to describe this movie: light, superficial, mindless, adolescent, artificial, unreal.
In several ways, this movie reminded me of lightweight television sitcom programming or a brainless romantic comedy. Even the values here are sitcom values, despite the gay theme. And not intelligent sitcoms, but the lame kind. The characters' problems are phony and trivial television problems that can, and will, be easily resolved.
There are lots of gay men kissing and showing affection in the film, but there's no real passion, no T&A, not even open-mouth kissing. This is an anodyne homo heaven free of ugliness and suitable for all viewers.
I'm not against the concept of gay fluff and I realise there must be a market for this out there; however, it's just not for me. It surprises me that gay men would want to watch this kind of thing. Who is this movie meant to appeal to?
This movie shows the moviegoer a California subculture of gay people in their 20s who have perfect gay lives, perfect jobs, perfect teeth, perfect homes, perfect boyfriends, perfect friends, perfect bodies. The biggest problems they have to deal with are turning 30 and getting turned down a few times by a tired partner.
Needless to say, this movie didn't really appeal to me at all. (And I enjoy light movies now and again.) It just wasn't that entertaining or funny. It certainly didn't enlighten me about being gay or human relationships. It didn't challenge me intellectually in any way whatsoever. It also didn't move me at all, despite the various clear attempts to elicit that kind of response. It's not really a movie for adults.