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Adam & Steve (2005)

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55

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 38
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 17

Gross-out comedy and true love make for an awkward mix in this clunky romance.

58

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 8

Gross-out comedy and true love make for an awkward mix in this clunky romance.

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Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 22,943

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Movie Info

A forgotten one-night stand from the 1980s sets the stage for romance 15 years later in director Craig Chester's romantic comedy starring Parker Posey, Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, and Chris Kattan. Despite the fact that neither Adam (Chester) nor Steve (Gets) recall the one-night stand they shared 15 years ago, the compatible pair form a fast bond when they meet again far-removed from the intoxicating effects of the party scene. When the loving couple realize that their pasts have previously

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Drama, Comedy

Aug 8, 2006

$0.2M

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Clever, liberatingly silly and sweet.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Starting your film with a display of public incontinence isn't the best way to win over the audience.

April 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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Adam & Steve mainly goes to prove that indie gay romantic comedies can be just as witless, vulgar and over the top as their straight, major studio counterparts.

April 19, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Pure amateur-hour stuff: a low-budget, poorly written gay movie that revolves around a crude joke and repeatedly delivers embarrassment when it's supposed to be offering humor.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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[Chester] and the goofy Gets make a likable comedy team.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
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Plays as urban farce, but thanks to first-time director Chester's light touch and affectionally observant eye and ear, it's also a genuinely affecting love story.

April 7, 2006 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A lighthearted look at gay love, and a far more honest and ultimately more touching exploration of the theme than what we got up on Brokeback Mountain.

June 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine
Upstage Magazine

Chester has a good ear for the snappy one-liner and this, plus his obviously hard-earned knowledge of the quirks in the gay mating game, put over his determinedly black romantic comedy.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It tries for cheap laughs, gets a couple of them, and whizzes the rest of them right down its pant leg.

September 5, 2006 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

Chester could have used a major rewrite, or at least some serious editing.

June 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

Chester's script is a series of set pieces that all contain exaggerated characters for comic effect. There are numerous one-liners that hit the mark and the central relationship follows its ups and downs along the lines of a conventional romantic comedy w

June 7, 2006
Murphy's Movie Reviews

A clunky doofus, a comedy of meet-cutes and weak jokes.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

I can't think of another film in which the embarrassment over a freak bowel movement impedes the course of love and commitment.

May 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Adam & Steve does distinguish itself from its fellow gay comedies -- in exactly one way: It's possibly the most low-brow of the lot.

April 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

So awkwardly directed by star Chester that its timing and tone are hopelessly uneven.

April 7, 2006
Reel.com

The sort of production that could be performed on stage by a high-school student group.

April 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

Cheap-looking, amateurishly written, and badly acted...

April 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

It hits more often than it misses, and the best parts are always the simplest, in which the stars wing it with nothing to go on but their natural chemistry.

March 31, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Adam & Steve

While I'm seldom impressed and/or ammused by "gay cinema". We were able to DVR this, so there wasn't even the risk of wasting a valuable "Netflix Queue Position" on a film we felt uncertain about.

Plus...I will watch ANYTHING that lists Parker Posey in the cast. She is always good for a laugh. And seldom disappoints.

While this film is not ground breaking by any means, it was (for the most part) ammusing. With the funniest bits usually involving Ms. Posey. And for the most part, did a fairly good job at presenting some of the complexities of dating/relationships in this day and age (regardless of sexual preferences).

It's almost wore watching this JUST for the first 20 minutes of this film, which are fracking HILARIOUS!!!
May 29, 2009
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Robert C

Super Reviewer

I love this film, it's excellently written with good wit. Some scenes and timing were uneven but generally good. A very funny film that pokes fun of pop culture and satirical. I can't stop laughing throughout the film, although I didn't quite like the toilet humour being used in the beginning. Adam and Steve are gonna be a good couple. Everyone did a great job in the film.
February 21, 2012
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

I kinda hated this movie when I first watched it on dvd but I now find it funny enough to be worth watching. It's silly and badly edited. Crag Chester and Malcolm Gets are the most unattractive gay couple I've seen in a movie in a while. There isn't very much chemistry and for characters in their mid-30s, they look tired and closer to 50. The montage towards the beginning and the square dancing are probably the worst scenes.

That said, this movie has some really great things on the side to enjoy. When they meet eachother's familys is pretty enjoyable. Parker Posey is amusing as an ex-fat comedian. I actually enjoyed this movie aside from the blah Adam and Steve relationship.
September 19, 2009
SunilJawahir

Super Reviewer

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