August 12, 2011
This comedy of mistaken sexual identity owes a great deal to the far superior Francis Verber comedy "The Closet," which it blatantly rips off. Don't be swayed by that overly stereotyped and tacky photoshopped image on the DVD box. No one in the film is "that gay" nor are they both hitting on lead Jay Harrington. This made for cable (I am assuming) film basically deals with competing lawyers where one straight man uses being mistaken as gay as an advantage to get ahead. The film features an early (and somewhat over the top) performance by Julie Bowen from "Modern Family" as the competition and a nice performance my Michael Ian Black as the gay friend/roommate. Film lacks the real bite it needs to be original or unpredictable, rent the Verber film which has a better cast & premise.