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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2006)

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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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Cast

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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Critic Reviews for The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

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.

August 10, 2006 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 2/4
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Tiresome romantic comedy that reinforces every imaginable gay stereotype.

July 28, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Miami Herald
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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 | Rating: 1/4
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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

July 21, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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.

July 14, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Started off great and than unfortunately drifted into slapstick comedy with few truly good moments. I was entertained throughout most of it, therefore I reluctantly give it 3 stars. BUT don't expect much: the plot is predictable, the acting mediocre at best, the comedy is mostly slapstick - entertainment, not great cinema.

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