Drift (2001)



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A man deciding if he should stay with his lover or explore new options looks at his story from several different angles in this gay-themed independent drama. Ryan (R.T. Lee) is a twentysomething aspiring screenwriter who shares a flat with his lover of the past three years, Joel (Greyson Dayne), and makes his share of the rent working at a coffee shop. One night at a party, Ryan meets Leo (Jonathon Roessler), a young college student, and they enjoy a lively conversation about their fondness for vintage horror movies and true crime stories. Ryan finds he's very attracted to Leo, even though he's much younger and still coming to terms with his sexual orientation, and shortly before he's to celebrate his anniversary with Joel, Ryan decides to break things off with his partner to take a stab at a new relationship with Leo. Or, at least that's how things could have gone; the film then replays events from a different perspective, imagining a scenario where Ryan instead decides to stand by his man, and later we're offered a third variation on this theme. Drift was the debut feature from director and screenwriter Quentin Lee.


Critic Reviews for Drift

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

A slender, intimate tale that is thoughtful and revealing, nicely written, directed and acted.

Mar 29, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

This is one powerful film.

Aug 13, 2002 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Shot on digital video, with a sharp eye for Los Angeles locales, this is a well-shaped piece of work -- despite its overly earnest characters' penchant for psychobabble.

Mar 21, 2002

Ryan and Leo's free-floating love for horror films seems to suggest Drift's first half could have pulled an Audition.

Jan 19, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Excellent drama from Quentin Lee following the sharp edges of a gay love triangle.

May 30, 2001

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