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It's a shame, then, that Straight-Jacket turns dour and melodramatic ... The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst, McCarthy-era persecution and even gay-bashing.
| Original Score: 2/4
It has verve, color and energy, but there's something fundamentally bogus about it, and whenever it takes a turn into seriousness, entire moments fall apart.
Day's pyrotechnic dialogue and instinctive comic timing make Straight-Jacket a delight.
| Original Score: 3/4
A fey and frisky farce with a fabulous fashion sense.
Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.
This featherweight spoof of closeted, Red-baiting Hollywood in the mid-1950's is played as such an exaggerated cartoon that its political outrage is dissipated by its stridency.
| Original Score: 1/5
Save your money and rent one of those old Hudson-Doris Day comedies instead.
| Original Score: 1/4
Offers up a super-queered, tinny 1950s, one that plays loose and preachy with the Passion of Rock Hudson.
Whatever pleasures it holds, Straight-Jacket is highly uneven.
| Original Score: 2.5/5