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Trick (1999)



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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, and after a brief conversation, they decide they'd like to be alonee. However, it soon turns out not to be that simple -- Gabriel's best friend is using his computer, his roommate refuses to leave, another friend hooks up with his ex-lover immediately after agreeing to let Gabe use his space, and so on. The two leads are appealingly cast, and Tori Spelling appears in a supporting role as one of Gabriel's friends who just can't help him.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


Tori Spelling
as Katherine
Clinton Leupp
as Miss Coco Peru
Lacey Kohl
as Genevieve
Kevin Chamberlin
as Perry's Ex
Abbey Hope
as Business Woman
Kate Flannery
as Ridiculous Writer
Joey Dedio
as Ex Go-Go Boy
Ricky Ritzel
as Scary Man
Lisette Gutierrez
as Woman on the Subway
Kevin Andrew
as Stoop Cruiser
Bobby Peaco
as Lester Sinclair
Eric Bernat
as Funky Stage Manager
Missi Pyle
as Actress With Flowers
Debbie Troche
as Actress With Videota...
Michelle Brilliant
as Little Dyke
Nat De Wolfe
as Gay Reveler
Scottie Epstein
as Muscley Chest Guy
Helen Hanft
as Greasy Spoon Waitres...
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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.

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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

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