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All Over The Guy (2001)

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33

Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 12

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68

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Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 4,903

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Movie Info

Actor and playwright Dan Bucatinsky wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of his play I Know You Are, But What Am I?, though for the big-screen version, his slightly fractured love story was given a same-sex twist. Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) is a journalist working with a major L.A. newspaper who is single and not loving it. Eli is also gay, and makes no secret of the fact that he's looking for a nice guy that he can settle down with. Eli's best friend Brett (Adam Goldberg) knows a woman named

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Drama, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy

Dan Bucatinsky

Dec 18, 2001

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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (27) | DVD (9)

Sitcom humor substitutes for wit, and tedious angst supplies the drama.

October 3, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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It is not a surprise to learn that Bucatinsky is developing a sitcom based on this film, because it plays like an overly long pilot.

September 21, 2001
Detroit Free Press
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It may not be totally fresh and original, but All Over the Guy is nearly void of gay stereotypes.

September 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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Sweet but often tedious.

September 7, 2001
Boston Globe
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Probably plays better on the stage. On film, the dialogue sometimes seems too writerly, too cute.

September 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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A nicely turned and witty screenplay from Bucatinsky.

September 6, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This isn't another one of those annoying gay rights movies -- it just wants to have fun.

August 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Better than "The Opposite of Sex", all-round good fun!

March 11, 2006
Moviehole

A funny and warm little film that really deserved more attention than it got.

August 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I guess it's a middle of the road romantic comedy... featuring gay men!

February 20, 2002 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

All Over the Guy, while by no means a groundbreaking piece of cinema, is a breezy and fun romantic comedy.

February 11, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

In my humble estimation, what several of my colleagues have missed is the almost groundbreaking manner in which this relationship is presented. There are no recriminations, and no one is struggling with the issue of "coming out." In fact, being gay

December 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

It says nothing new, but it says it painlessly.

October 25, 2001 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

A nice little movie.

October 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Much of the dialogue is sharp, but All Over is undone by melodrama, an overly familiar story and characters who seem more like stand-up comedians as they rattle off lines like, 'The self-pity bus stops right in front of my building. Get on it.'

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

As one predictable scene follows another, it becomes progressively more likable and more watchable.

September 7, 2001 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Bucatinsky has presented gay characters every bit as theatrically neurotic and precious as their straight counterparts.

September 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

So it goes, snagging every tripwire of pert banality and ditzy knowingness.

August 31, 2001 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

Audience Reviews for All Over The Guy

This film really was not trying to make a statement about homosexuality. It was more about disfunctional upbringings adversely impacting the way we relate to others. I think this is one of the reasons I enjoyed it. In not beating you over the head with "accept me because I am gay" messages and simply seeing the main characters (Eli and Tom) as people trying to work through their own baggage and make life work for themselves it may make it more accessible to some. Why else did I enjoy the movie? It was funny. It had some really funny moments in it. PS, if you are looking for a movie starring Lisa Kudrow and Christina Ricci look elsewhere...their cameo's are brief (and though I love them both Kudrow's performance was great). The acting ranges from good to...well...not so good, but for a decent semi-romantic comedy you have found your evening ticket. Enjoy.
July 17, 2007
Camus123

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I really liked this movie. Its characters are quirky but believably so, which is rare. Really funny.
July 14, 2008
SunilJawahir

Super Reviewer

This is one of my absolute favorite movies!

Love the track "Please Forgive Me" by David Gray.
December 25, 2007
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