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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2006)



Critic Consensus: Ethan Green makes for an annoying protagonist, the jokes aren't funny, and everyone is as flat as the paper the comic is printed on.

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After years of relying on the "it's not you, it's me" excuse, a gay man in his late twenties begins to realize that he might really be the one to blame for his failed relationships in this broad comedy. Based on a serialized comic strip of the same name, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green stars Daniel Letterle as the title character, a flighty serial monogamist for whom no boyfriend is quite "the one." When he dumps his current near-perfect squeeze, the recently out baseball player Kyle (Diego Serrano), his friends begin to worry -- even more so when he takes up with a rebound boyfriend, the moronic party boy Punch (Dean Shelton). But when one of Ethan's exes, Leo (David Monahan), announces his plans for a commitment ceremony, Ethan has to face his unrequited feelings and figure out what he really wants. Family Ties matriarch Meredith Baxter co-stars as Ethan's mince-no-words wedding-planner mom.

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Daniel Letterle
as Ethan Green
Meredith Baxter
as Harper Green
David Monahan
as Leo Worth
Diego Serrano
as Kyle Underhill
Dean Shelton
as Punch Epstein
Shanola Hampton
as Charlotte
Joel Brooks
as Hat Sister
Richard Riehle
as Hat Sister
Scott Atkinson
as Chester Baer
Rebecca Lowman
as Sunny Deal
Sean Faris
as Orlando
Mariah Bess
as Mary-Fran Frabreze
Chase Ellison
as Young Ethan
Gage Vernon
as Kid at Restaurant
Heather Ogden
as Slumber Party Girl
Lenora May
as Ann Rosato
Tod Abrams
as Arty Guy
Micah McCain
as Str8dood4u
Paul J. Coyne
as NancyBoy42
Audrey Capotosta
as NancyBoy42's Wife
Russell Martin
as Sk8BoardHoe
Phil de Carlo
as Sk8BoardHoe
Wendy H. Meier
as Older Mary-Frann
Skyler Hynes
as Minister
Elsa Raven
as Senior Lady
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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green can't be accused of false advertising. This adaptation of the underground comic strip is mostly unfabulous.

Full Review… | August 10, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

George Bamber's film is bouncy and agreeable but has a certain flatness to it; never making the case for its existence as a movie rather than a comic strip.

August 4, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Tiresome romantic comedy that reinforces every imaginable gay stereotype.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Miami Herald
Top Critic

There's no visual life to it, the humor is lazy and broad, and the players are as two-dimensional as their cartoon origins suggest.

July 27, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

This feels like a school play that someone has dragged to film school and turned into a final project.

Full Review… | July 21, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

In his directing debut, David Vernon, formerly a first assistant and second assistant director, opts for the look of a cable TV pilot.

Full Review… | July 14, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

I was not expecting much from this movie but I really enjoyed watching it. It won't solve world peace but it is a nice movie about how to love and not run from happiness.

Scott Alvarez
Scott Alvarez

A campy slapstick gay romantic comedy. It's fluff and entertains. The characters are stereotypes personified with some heart. This movie was my favorite movie at 18 and coming out.

Gregory Day
Gregory Day

This film was pretty fast paced, funny, and still managed to be warm hearted. The protagonist was played by Daniel Letterle, a very cute, talented young actor. It was great to see Meredith Baxter, Richard Riehle, and Joel Brooks do a fun, light hearted comedy. The real star, in my mind, was the super cute Dean Shelton as Punch, the fast talking "popular" smartass. It's worth the rental, and it made me smile.

Jim Chatman
Jim Chatman

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