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Luster

Luster (2002)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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Written and directed by independent filmmaker Everett Lewis, Luster is a low-budget romantic comedy. Would-be poet Jackson (Justin Herwick) is tired of orgies and wants to settle down. While working at the record store owned by Sam (Shane Powers), he attracts the affection of good boy Derek (Sean Thibodeau). However, he would rather have bad boy Billy (Jonah Blechman), who's involved with rock star Sonny Spike (Willie Garson). Meanwhile, Jackson's cousin Jed (B. Wyatt) arrives in town from Iowa

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Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy

Everett Lewis

Dec 9, 2003

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Lively, from-the-heart script ... and terrific, natural performances that, like the film itself, are cumulatively affecting.

November 19, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Luster has a charming, skittish quality, and Lewis finds pathos and humor in his characters' often painful search for love.

October 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Surprisingly bland considering the outrageousness of many of the situations.

September 22, 2003
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If Mr. Lewis intends Luster as a gay romantic fantasy, the fantasy is entirely one-sided.

September 11, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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So bad in a special gay, L.A. way that it's almost an inept classic of its kind.

December 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Already overloaded with too many extraneous characters, this wobbly romance is thrown completely off balance by the Sonny/Billy subplot, which is more disturbing than warranted.

September 11, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A character can be intelligent and provocative by pointing out the flaws of sophisticated people, but not by posing like a rebel and ripping into stereotypes.

September 9, 2003

A cool indie flick.

July 16, 2003
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