Trick (1999)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

A romantic comedy of errors about two people who can't seem to get together, Trick deals with one exasperating night in the life of Gabriel (Christian Campbell), an aspiring playwright and composer who is frustrated with his inability to find the man of his dreams. One night at a gay bar, Gabriel spots Mark (John Paul Pitoc), a dancer with whom he's immediately attracted, but Gabriel lacks the courage to speak with him. Gabriel heads back to the subway to find Mark also waiting for the train, … More

Rating: R (for strong language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jason Schafer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2000
Fine Line Features


as Katherine

as Miss Coco Peru

as Rich

as Genevieve

as Perry's Ex

as Business Woman

as Ridiculous Writer

as Ex Go-Go Boy

as Scary Man

as Woman on the Subway

as Stoop Cruiser

as Lester Sinclair

as Funky Stage Manager

as Actress With Flowers

as Actress With Videota...

as Little Dyke

as Gay Reveler

as Muscley Chest Guy

as Greasy Spoon Waitres...
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Trick

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Trick

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12)

A highlight of the 1999 Sundance Film Fest, Jim Fall's charming romantic comedy deviates from mnny gay-themed by not dealing with AIDS or other "serious" issues, instead centering on "simple" matters like dating and getting laid.

Full Review… | January 4, 2007
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Trick


Finally some queer cinema which bothers with jokes actually pertinent and relevant to actual gay culture. In the first seven minutes, we get to see perfect parodies of (about half of) the types of annoying guys you don't want bothering you at the club - the drugged out ex-stripper, the blunt troll, the slick-lookin guy who just wants a sleazy unsafe threeway. From there, the film derails into normal dramedy territory, occasionally surfacing to visit a piano bar, an all night New York diner, an audition room, a contested fuck space. I read this movie best described as a "fever dream piece". Our lead is a cute naive-lookin young Broadway writer who picks up a suave overconfident stripper on the subway and spends the whole night trying unsuccessfully to find a hookup space. It's got its moments of sweetness and genuine feeling, always rare for a romance comedy.

It's almost too shocking how much Tori Spelling looks like Miss Coco Peru.

_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

This is like the best queer cinema gem without any sex, loved the quirky characters and music in the film. The film did not rely on hot actors or fabulous jokes. Just the simple and raw acting was used to bring about the meaning of finding true love. It's such a beautiful film, I loved Christian Campbell and John Paul Pitoc. Tori Spelling was so cool, she played her bitchy character well. The film is so realistic, it's really engaging. One of those films that I would watch it over and over again.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Really liked it. Kinda crazy but in an awesome way.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Trick Quotes

– Submitted by Sylvester K (3 years ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Trick on our Movie forum!