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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2006)

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26

Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 27
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 20

Ethan Green makes for an annoying protagonist, the jokes aren't funny, and everyone is as flat as the paper the comic is printed on.

13

Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 13

Ethan Green makes for an annoying protagonist, the jokes aren't funny, and everyone is as flat as the paper the comic is printed on.

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 2,386

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After years of relying on the "it's not you, it's me" excuse, a gay man in his late twenties begins to realize that he might really be the one to blame for his failed relationships in this broad comedy. Based on a serialized comic strip of the same name, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green stars Daniel Letterle as the title character, a flighty serial monogamist for whom no boyfriend is quite "the one." When he dumps his current near-perfect squeeze, the recently out baseball player

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Drama, Comedy

Oct 10, 2006

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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green can't be accused of false advertising. This adaptation of the underground comic strip is mostly unfabulous.

August 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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George Bamber's film is bouncy and agreeable but has a certain flatness to it; never making the case for its existence as a movie rather than a comic strip.

August 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Tiresome romantic comedy that reinforces every imaginable gay stereotype.

July 28, 2006 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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There's no visual life to it, the humor is lazy and broad, and the players are as two-dimensional as their cartoon origins suggest.

July 27, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This feels like a school play that someone has dragged to film school and turned into a final project.

July 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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In his directing debut, David Vernon, formerly a first assistant and second assistant director, opts for the look of a cable TV pilot.

July 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Lead characters who are completely unlikable fly right in the face of what most filmmakers think the audience wants. But I'll take that any day over a blandly nice character.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

There's just not enough real heart to go along with the cutesiness.

August 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The drawings of Eric Orner's comic strip on which the movie is based are more animated than the actors who fail to give any dimension to their characters.

August 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

With its unpleasant characters, inconsistent script and awkward acting, what's not to hate?

July 27, 2006 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The title does its own summing up: mostly, it's unfab.

July 27, 2006
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

No, he doesn't have anything terribly important, or even original to say, but he's funny, flighty and adorable, sort of like a gay Holly Golightly.

July 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

'I'm 19, but I'm petulant' somehow sums it up.

June 30, 2006 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

Remarkably true to its source: It's none too deep and a tad cartoonish, but also fast-paced, filled with quotable one-liners and often very funny.

June 16, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This bright, fast-paced adaptation of Eric Orner's syndicated gay comic strip may not break any new cinematic ground, but its sharp, zingy wit and underlying sweetness deftly compensate for the occasional awkward patch or glaring narrative contrivance.

June 16, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Started off great and than unfortunately drifted into slapstick comedy with few truly good moments. I was entertained throughout most of it, therefore I reluctantly give it 3 stars. BUT don't expect much: the plot is predictable, the acting mediocre at best, the comedy is mostly slapstick - entertainment, not great cinema.
October 20, 2006
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