All Over the Guy (2001)
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as Eli, Rayna's Brother
as Jackie Samantha Gold
as Young Tom
as Lydia, Tom's Mother
as Jim, Tom's Father
as Ellen, Eli's Mother
as David, Eli's Father
as Young Eli
as Young Rayna
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Critic Reviews for All Over the Guy
Sitcom humor substitutes for wit, and tedious angst supplies the drama.
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.
It may not be totally fresh and original, but All Over the Guy is nearly void of gay stereotypes.
Sweet but often tedious.
Probably plays better on the stage. On film, the dialogue sometimes seems too writerly, too cute.
A nicely turned and witty screenplay from Bucatinsky.
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.
I really liked this movie. Its characters are quirky but believably so, which is rare. Really funny.
This is one of my absolute favorite movies!
Love the track "Please Forgive Me" by David Gray.
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