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Coffee Date

Coffee Date (2006)

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Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 5

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A simple brotherly joke goes hilariously awry in director Stewart Wade's zany tale of mistaken sexual identity. Todd's brother Barry wants to help his single sibling out by setting him up on a blind date. While all signs lead to a perfect match, it soon becomes obvious that Barry is having a little fun at his brother's expense when the Kelly in question turns out not to be a beautiful woman, but a homosexual male. Upon realizing that they have been duped by Todd's mischievous brother, the

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Drama, Comedy

Sep 25, 2007

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It's clever and sweet and pretty consistently funny.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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Leaving no cliché unturned, Coffee Date provides cheesy music, chats about gaydar and the obligatory are-you-looking-at-mine? urinal scene.

February 14, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A warmhearted tale carried by genuine affection and a charming cast rather than cutting one-liners and turbo-charged plotting.

February 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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It's so full of bland good will, the story goes nowhere in romantic-comedy terms.

December 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Coffee Date is a likable, extremely goofy piece of fluff.

December 8, 2006 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Coffee Date has lots going on, and its message -- there are all kinds of love - is an earnest one. But the script relies too heavily on stock characters and overused plot devices to make any real impact.

November 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
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Honestly, this awful little movie should have stayed in the closet.

December 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Coffee Date is a film of small objectives, yet still achieves a fully-realized emotional state that's genuine, even in the midst of broad comedy.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Lacking in real wit and radiant human feeling.

February 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

This bittersweet indie's greatest asset is that stars [Jonathan] Bray and [Wilson] Cruz have both real chemistry and a real problem -- as opposed to a series of trumped-up plot machinations -- standing in the way of romance.

February 15, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Queer cinema in this country is suffering and Coffee Date is further confirmation that gay men in Los Angeles have way too much money to throw around.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

While the acting occasionally stoops to horrid, even worse is that the characters themselves can be aggravatingly insipid, strutting the most tired of gay-phobic jokes.

December 7, 2006
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

COFFEE DATE is an amusing twist on the somewhat tired genre of romantic comedy, although it really is more of a buddy movie.

November 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Might usher in a whole new cinema trend: the gay romantic comedy.

November 10, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

Audience Reviews for Coffee Date

I saw this at the Cleveland International Film Festival too. It was very funny. The joke that the guy is not gay but all his family and coworkers think he is, could have gotten old fast. It did bother me at first that no matter how many times he says he is not gay, his mother doesn't really listen. But because the characterizations were written so well, it actually works that every time the main guy tries to explain away the misunderstanding everyone else doesn't really hear him.
March 25, 2007
hypathio7

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Wilson Cruz makes this fun but the movie itself is mostly silly.
April 20, 2009
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