Hard Pill (2005)

Hard Pill

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A gay man takes an experimental medication designed to make him heterosexual in this provocative independent drama. Plain-looking, unlucky in love, and approaching middle age, Tim (Jonathan Slavin) isn't very happy with the shallow hedonism of the gay world. He pines for his straight best friend Don (Mike Begovich), whose occasional willingness to accept drunken oral sex marks the closest thing to a date Tim's enjoyed in years. When news breaks of a drug trial for a miracle pill that will turn … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: John Baumgartner, K. Dayton Mesher
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On DVD: Jun 20, 2006
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Critic Reviews for Hard Pill

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

There's a lot to discuss here, and the script makes many great points but always within the context of the story.

Full Review… | July 6, 2006
Filmcritic.com

Hard Pill supplies the kind of intelligent, thoughtful, personal, effective speculative fiction that doesn't come around nearly enough these days.

Full Review… | June 15, 2006
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Full Review… | December 30, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Hard Pill

A very interesting concept, hampered slightly by (mostly) mediocre writing.
It would be easy to write this off as simply a "gay film", which is what it is on the surface.
But for those who care to do a little thinking...It poses some really deep and thought provoking questions that are applicable to all people regardless of sexual orientation.
It does a great job of making you think about relationships (not just sexual ones) in general and how easy it is to allow feelings of comfort and familiarity to overshadow what we actually want , need and deserve... healthy, happy and productive relationships with the people in our lives.

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Robert C

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½

Being that this is an indie film, my expectations going into it were low. What a pleasant surprise! Extremely well-written and acted. The dialogue and the interaction between the people felt like real life. All of the characters were fleshed out wonderfully, and demonstrated that there is always much more to a person than meets the eye.

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Jeff B

Good movie. It was a low-budget movie but it had a great story to it. I knew that a pill couldn't work and I was right. I loved that Mike Begovich was in it. I loved him on Fashion House and I thought he was never gonna be in a movie. I'm glad he was!!!!

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Michelle G.

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