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
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Critic Reviews for Jeffrey
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.
Rudnick, adapting his off-Broadway hit, deftly blends uproarious fun and touching gravity.
Wildly uneven, and it aims at the lowest common denominator in its exceedingly broad comedy.
If nothing else, Rudnick and director Christopher Ashley know how to keep the audience off balance and in stitches.
It's more a series of sketches and momentary inspirations than a story that grows interesting.
It is startling that such a funny play is not so funny a movie.
The most offensive film of the decade has arrived, thank God, and it was worth waiting for.
As written by Paul Rudnick (Premiere's Libby Gelman-Waxner), this is a mildly amusing vignettish attempt to make a gay comedy about AIDS.
A miscast lead, but Patrick Stewart makes it all worthwhile.
Outstanding comedy. Effectively portrays the romance of gay relationships, with a Woody Allen tone of comedy.
A warm and humorous -- as well as a sad and moving -- exploration of all-too-human relationships.
If you think Priest got people's dander up, Jeffrey will have them running for their Saturday night specials, snickersnees, and heart pills.
Some of this is amusing but most simply isn't funny enough to support off-the-wall antics laced with poignancy.
A clever, biting and funny movie about gay love in the age of AIDS.
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.More
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.
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