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A Four Letter Word

A Four Letter Word (2008)

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Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 7

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Writer/director Casper Andreas' thoughtful, ensemble-driven sex comedy A Four Letter Word embodies a loose sequel to his 2004 Slutty Summer, with several of the tertiary characters from that earlier effort, including Peter, Luke, and Marilyn, foregrounded here. As in his prior effort, Andreas relies on humorous situations, characters, and setups to ask the sober question of how it is possible to maintain the integrity of gay love in an atmosphere of unbridled hedonism, replete with such

Unrated,

Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy

Casper Andreas, Jesse Archer

Aug 26, 2008

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Archer's acting is overly arch, but Cory Grant is quite effective as Zeke.

June 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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The cliches of bad gay filmmaking were lampooned in 2006's Another Gay Movie. Well, here's another gay movie. Things haven't moved an inch.

June 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The film also serves up latte-frothy glimpses of an all-drag bridal shower, an erotic spinning class, and - all of 90 seconds into the proceedings -- naked yoga. Don't forget to bring your wipe-down towel.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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A Four Letter Word is a surprisingly endearing romantic comedy that explores gay relationships with low-budget verve.

March 28, 2008
New York Times
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You gotta fight for love, says the movie, but why bother when it looks so darn dull and annoying?

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The semi-earnest A Four Letter Word comes off like an insular gay sitcom, a la Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey, but without the honed verbal wit.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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...explores gay life in New York primarily through the eyes of Luke ... who is so busy trying to sparkle that he's made himself into the perfect gay cliché.

September 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Playback:stl
Playback:stl

A gay romantic comedy, witty and charming enough to stand up to any boy-meets-girl date flick in the megaplexes.

June 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

It's always a treat when a movie seems to be exactly the movie that the filmmakers intended to make, and their audience wants to see. It's also a treat when it's a good movie, too.

April 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

There is no denying that Andreas is really trying to say something about the difficulty of real intimacy in a society where easy sex lies in wait on every corner of Manhattan.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Lots of four-letter words get tossed around in Caspar Andreas' naughty sequel to his cheekily titled Slutty Summer, but the scariest one of all is the L word: love.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

How dismally arch and self-satisfied can a Chelseacore sex comedy get?

March 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for A Four Letter Word

Cute ultimately sweet movie. Some good performances some ragged.
August 26, 2008
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