The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 41
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 16,286
Screenwriter Don Roos made his directorial debut with this oddball sex comedy. The tale is narrated by 16-year-old Louisiana tramp Dedee Truitt (Christina Ricci), who buries her stepfather and then heads for Indiana to visit her homosexual half-brother Bill (Martin Donovan). Recovering from the AIDS death of longtime companion Tom, schoolteacher Bill has linked up with a new partner, handsome Matt (Ivan Sergei). After Dedee seduces Matt and claims she's pregnant by him, the couple steals $10,000
May 29, 1998 Wide
Nov 17, 1998
Sony Pictures Classics
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This politically incorrect comedy serves up murder, unwanted pregnancy, and other neuroses, all undercut by the acerbic asides of the Lolita-like protag (acidly played by Christina Ricci).
Hilarious and confident...the couples multiply, couplings turn into triangles, and the year's most unlikely authorities separate love from mere, if avid, pastimes.
...most of the time the film succeeds only in emphasizing the distance between the characters on the screen and the people watching them in the theater.
A hoot from start to finish. Don Roos has a real knack for fleshing out the foibles of contemporary sexual mores.
Beyond the narration and the homosexual element... a fairly typical 1990s indie sex comedy
For those who like their screen comedy tart, dry and savvy on the distaff side, The Opposite of Sex should be something of a godsend.
Audience Reviews for The Opposite of Sex
- Lucia: You have a death wish. I have one too, but I direct it towards others.
- Dedee Truitt: If you don' t breathe in, a person can do anything for ten minutes.
- Dedee Truitt: There's a lot of people a lot nicer coming up. We call them losers.
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