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Jeffrey

Jeffrey (1995)

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44

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 5

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Movie Info

Based on Paul Rudnick's hit Off-Broadway play, this romantic comedy centers on the chaotic love life of Jeffrey (Steven Weber), a gay man who swears off sex only to fall in love with his ideal man (Michael T. Weiss). Jeffrey's vow of chastity is inspired by a fear of AIDS, a prospect which has started to terrify him so much that he decides he'd be better off never making love again. He is happy and relieved for a time, until he meets Steve, a handsome, charming dreamboat who also happens to be

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Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy

Paul Rudnick

Jun 3, 2003

Westchester Films

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (8) | DVD (7)

It's not a total bust, and some of the performances are charming, but it never matches the gleeful, irreverent mischief it had on stage.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Rudnick, adapting his off-Broadway hit, deftly blends uproarious fun and touching gravity.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Wildly uneven, and it aims at the lowest common denominator in its exceedingly broad comedy.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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If nothing else, Rudnick and director Christopher Ashley know how to keep the audience off balance and in stitches.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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It's more a series of sketches and momentary inspirations than a story that grows interesting.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is startling that such a funny play is not so funny a movie.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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The most offensive film of the decade has arrived, thank God, and it was worth waiting for.

January 28, 2012 Full Review Source: PlanetOut
PlanetOut

As written by Paul Rudnick (Premiere's Libby Gelman-Waxner), this is a mildly amusing vignettish attempt to make a gay comedy about AIDS.

August 10, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

A miscast lead, but Patrick Stewart makes it all worthwhile.

September 23, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Outstanding comedy. Effectively portrays the romance of gay relationships, with a Woody Allen tone of comedy.

July 14, 2003
About.com

A warm and humorous -- as well as a sad and moving -- exploration of all-too-human relationships.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

If you think Priest got people's dander up, Jeffrey will have them running for their Saturday night specials, snickersnees, and heart pills.

April 23, 2002 Full Review Source: PopcornQ
PopcornQ

A charming, proudly old-fashioned screwball comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Some of this is amusing but most simply isn't funny enough to support off-the-wall antics laced with poignancy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Warm and witty, but short on stamina.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A clever, biting and funny movie about gay love in the age of AIDS.

January 1, 2000
Jam! Movies

It comes with a superficially sunny sitcom adorableness that ... mixes well with Rudnick's smart, scathing, urban and very dark one-liners.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Audience Reviews for Jeffrey

A fun but already-dated gay dating comedy with a touch of AIDS sadness. Patrick Stewart adds to the silliness. It ranks up there with Torch Song Trilogy.
August 2, 2010
YosemiteSamFan

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The breaking of the third wall and fantasy moments that really distinguish the story work better on stage, but there are enough enjoyable moments and strong performances (especially by Michael T. Weiss) to make it a worthwhile film.
July 6, 2011
Alec Barniskis

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