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Trick (1999)

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71

Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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Average Rating: 3.7/5
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Movie Info

A shy musical comedy composer searches in vain for someplace to bed down with a sexy go-go dancer in this sweet-natured romantic comedy set in Manhattan. College student Gabriel (Christian Campbell) wants to compose musical comedies; Katherine (Tori Spelling), his muse and confidante, wants to star in his productions. In the meantime, she's rehearsing an all-female version of Salomé set in a women's prison while he drowns his sorrows about a negative review at a tony strip club. On the way home

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Jason Schafer

Feb 8, 2000

Fine Line Features

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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (5) | DVD (4)

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.

January 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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But what makes Trick different is that it tells a story that heterosexuals can also relate to.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Jason Schafer's writing and Jim Fall's direction invest this with a loopy humor and skewed sensitivity that bring an essential freshness to all the blue-balled agony.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Sexual orientation is moot in first-time feature director Jim Fall's breezy, single-day-spanning romantic comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Thoroughly entertains in the context of this genre, but it also stands as being the most uplifting and romantic love story of the year.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

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.
October 24, 2008
Stinger839

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.
May 3, 2012
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Really liked it. Kinda crazy but in an awesome way.
July 31, 2008
SunilJawahir

Super Reviewer

    1. Gabriel: I left because of what the drag queen in the bathroom told me.
    2. July: There was a drag queen in the bathroom?
    – Submitted by Sylvester K (2 years ago)
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