Holding Trevor Reviews

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Super Reviewer
April 26, 2015
Everyone is having menstruation in this film. A pretentious film about a man who can't choose between staying with his drug addict lover or move on with a handsome doctor. At the same time, his slutty friend and their faghag are telling consoling him to make his decision.

Yeh Jay Brannan can sing beautifully but the acting was dreadful (almost entirely non-existent) The storyline was really silly, there was no drama, just bitching.
April 15, 2010
Literally had to force my way to the end of the movie. It really is terrible, don't waste your time with this one.
Super Reviewer
April 26, 2015
Everyone is having menstruation in this film. A pretentious film about a man who can't choose between staying with his drug addict lover or move on with a handsome doctor. At the same time, his slutty friend and their faghag are telling consoling him to make his decision.

Yeh Jay Brannan can sing beautifully but the acting was dreadful (almost entirely non-existent) The storyline was really silly, there was no drama, just bitching.
October 25, 2013
The sound is the first thing that you will notice is bad about this movie in that it?s tinny. Then the lighting is bland not allowing for any shade and thus making it photographically plain. The dialogue is as shallow as the actors playing the shallow parts. Gay, straight not sure, you will be after watching this and I am inclined to say, straight will be your preference. Nibbles: Quiche.
½ March 8, 2012
Holding Trevor is compelling and lovely but at times i found the performance could have been done better! Still an enjoyable watch!
½ April 14, 2009
A sometimes dull watch, however Kranski's adorable sexiness is worth the watch. Average acting, a done-to-death plot, and an ending that makes no sense, perhaps for lack of character development/background on the part of the trio of friends. Worth a watch if there's nothing good on TV, but aside from the cuteness, somewhat forgettable.
½ July 3, 2008
[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Much Ado About Nothing for the most part, never shedding much emotional light nor depth on the motivations of Trevor (Brent Gorski, also the screenwriter), and, in the end, barring some serious extrapolation--not even nihilistic enough to be nihilistic.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Trevor lives in LA, and there is enough implied vapidity to fill a few dozen hot air balloons to fly over Chavez Ravine 10 times over. Why is it that films set in NY seem to celebrate that city, but films set in Los Angeles seem only to suggest a lot of meaninglessness? I ask--where's the love?[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]When the film opens, we are provided some perfunctory indie shots-those lazy lingering shots that focus on lips, eyes, you get the picture-and then an overdose. In fact, the poster for the film reminds me a lot of High Art in concept, but whereas High Art had Radha Mitchell and Ally Sheedy, this one gets an often underperforming Gorski. [/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]It's not that Gorski is bad at all. He just appears to have written about emotions that he has not yet experienced. So he fails to transmit much or add much in the way of oomph. Give someone like Charlize Theron this scene, and the woman (even dressed as a man playing a gay guy) hits it out of the ball park. Sorry, I?m still on the Dodger Stadium meme.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Because this is a gay film, Trevor is bound to meet his new love interest at an unlikely place, say, like the emergency room. Here, the love interest is hunky doctor Ephram (Eli Kranski with enough cross over charm and appeal to probably land a few straight dude leading roles). And Trevor's there with the overdose victim who is no less than his off-on-on-off-on boyfriend Darrell.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]It is obvious that Trevor has acted as enabler to Darrell?s addict, and there is some baggage there that must be overcome if Trevor and Ephram are to live happily ever after. Granted, Darrell?s heroin problem mostly manifests in severe bouts of drowsiness. Give the guy a double espresso already. Heroin addiction be damned.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Gorski throws a lot of hurdles in front of the burgeoning relationship trying to keep the perfect guy (Ephram) from becoming boring. Wait, maybe that?s why Darrell?s so sleepy! Seriously though, one can only look at the US Bank Building so many times before crying uncle. [/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]As Trevor?s friends Andi (Melissa Searing) and Jake (Jay Brennan in a very good turn), Searing and Brennan are mostly left on the periphery to deliver a snarky sentence here or there. And it?s never clear the nature of the bind that ties all three together. She?s a straight alcoholic. Trevor is a self centered bore. Jake is a cynical gigolo. I would try to connect three, but I?m still trying to figure out the point of the damn plot.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]I especially did not care for the exploitative HIV subplot?the token straight girl gets the HIV proving that not just gay guys get the HIV, and oh yes, after school message shout out, don?t get so shite faced that you can?t even remember the douche who gave you the HIV.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]The storyline is treated flippantly, perhaps even cruelly.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]But I?m being harsh. This is an earnest film, and, for the most part, the direction, production, and the actors outshine the source material in nearly every instance.[/color][/font]



[font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Brennan has a bright future ahead of him. Gorski has written more than a few spot on laugh out loud lines. Searing just was not given a lot to work with. Being the token straight girl is not all it?s cracked up to be. And as Ephram, Kranski oozes a sexy innocence.[/color][/font]
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