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Jeffrey (1995)




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This comedy is based on Paul Rudnick's popular Broadway play and chronicles the experiences that made formerly promiscuous homosexual Jeffrey take a vow of celibacy. First he is seen making vigorous love to another man. Suddenly his condom breaks and he is panicked. He has several more similar sexual disasters and then decides to not have sex again. Unfortunately, no sooner does he take his vow than he meets the man of his dreams--Steve, who is HIV positive--at the local gym. The attraction is instantaneous and mutual, but a promise is a promise and at first Jeffrey dodges Steve's advances. One night, he goes to a socialite's charity Hoedown for AIDS and there meets a variety of fascinating characters. At night, when Jeffrey suffers from anxiety attacks, he is visited by a vision of Mother Teresa.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Rudnick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
Westchester Films


Steven Weber
as Jeffrey
Bryan Batt
as Darius
Nathan Lane
as Father Dan
Christine Baranski
as Ann Marwood Bartle
Sigourney Weaver
as Debra Moorhouse
Robert Klein
as Skip Winkley
Irma St. Paule
as Mother Teresa
Nicky Paraiso
as Salesman
Camryn Manheim
as Single Woman
Kathy Najimy
as Acolyte
Olympia Dukakis
as Mrs. Marcangelo
Gregory Jbara
as Angelique
Marylouise Burke
as Aunt Phyllis
Mary Bond Davis
as Church Lady
Lenka Peterson
as Church Lady
Joe Ponazecki
as Uncle Barney
Alice Drummond
as Grandma Rose
Henry Stram
as Cousin Gary
Lee Mark Nelson
as Crying Guy
John Ganun
as Tourist
K. Todd Freeman
as Barney's Waiter
Patti Ann O'Connell
as Cheryl the Showgirl
Christopher Davis
as Cater-Waiter Dancer
Patrick Kerr
as Waiter/Actor/Policem...
Peter Bartlett
as Casting Director
Kevin Nealon
as TV Reporter
Barton Heyman
as Elderly Man
Nancy Ticotin
as Woman in the Window
Marcus Lovett
as Memorial Guest
Michele Pawk
as Young Mother
Demetri Corbin
as House Manager
Peter B.
as Master
Alison Sheehy
as Network V.O.
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Critic Reviews for Jeffrey

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12)

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.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Rudnick, adapting his off-Broadway hit, deftly blends uproarious fun and touching gravity.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Wildly uneven, and it aims at the lowest common denominator in its exceedingly broad comedy.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It is startling that such a funny play is not so funny a movie.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

While this may sound intriguing, the picture merely jumps around clumsily from incident to incident.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's more a series of sketches and momentary inspirations than a story that grows interesting.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


This shit sucks. It's just as sexually compartmentalizing as The Birdcage was, only from the other end of the spectrum and about half as cleverly.

I don't feel like saying any more.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

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.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

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