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Just One Time (2000)




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Producer-turned-director Lane Janger also stars in this sexual comedy of manners about a woman who turns her groom-to-be's sapphic fantasies back on him. Just a few weeks before he's due to be married, fireman Anthony (Janger) decides that it's now-or-never time for his fantasy of making love to his fiancée, Amy (Joelle Carter), and another woman at the same time. Although she has repeatedly rejected such a scenario, this time an angry Amy agrees -- as long as Anthony will make love with her and another man at the same time. Soon, the couple find themselves going on "dates" outside their relationship. Anthony grudgingly allows Victor (Guillermo Diaz), a closeted, inexperienced college student who's had a crush on him since high school, to hang out with him and his firehouse cronies, hoping all the while that Amy will call his bluff. Amy, meanwhile, befriends Victor's pal Michelle (Jennifer Esposito), a lesbian furniture maker recovering from a recent breakup. Anthony's fellow firefighters adjust surprisingly well to their colleague's new friend, but problems ensue when Amy's expatriate parents show up early for the wedding, interrupting their daughter's tentative experimentation. Just One Time began its life as an eight-minute short that premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival; it was screened with the feature Ma Vie En Rose during that film's Canadian theatrical run and was later included in the collection Boy's Life 3. Principals Esposito, Carter, and Diaz reprise their roles from the short, while Janger shares screenwriting duties with Columbia film school alumna Jennifer Vandever in a novel arrangement that allowed them to collaborate on the first act and then split up, with his scribing the second act and her the third.more
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lane Janger, Jennifer Vandever
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On DVD: May 29, 2001
First Look Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Just One Time

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

In his feature debut, Langer continues to develop the trend begun by him as producer of I Think I Do (a better film), i.e. to construct a romantic comedy that blends gay and straight characters that co-exist in the same community; the result is uneven.

Full Review… | December 18, 2006
Top Critic

Just One Time, with its breezy jokiness, is more sitcom than smut, but at 90 minutes without a laugh track or commercial break, it hardly holds its own against an average episode of Dharma and Greg or Friends.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Just One Time is a bedroom farce with little sex or humor, a weak premise and spotty acting. But it's mildly enjoyable anyway, thanks to a sneaky charm.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | March 23, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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A mildly amusing comedy that blends straight and gay characters together

Full Review… | June 27, 2011

Just One Time began life as a sharply written short film, but as a feature it's unmemorable.

Full Review… | June 5, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Just One Time


The premise wears thin. Straight guy keeps asking his girlfriend to have a girl-girl-guy three way with him. She gets pissed and says yes -- if he does a guy-guy-girl three way first. The resulting film is not as funny or sexy as it sounds like it would be.

One of the most enjoyable movies I have seen in a long time. Yeah... well it wasn't perfect, but the fun and games of life are captured well in this very amusing little flick. Dom and Victor are really hilarious and HOT characters. I watch this video whenever I need a good mood booster!

Daryl Van Hale

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