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Coffee Date Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2006
It's so full of bland good will, the story goes nowhere in romantic-comedy terms.
| Original Score: 1/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
December 6, 2007
Honestly, this awful little movie should have stayed in the closet.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Joey Guerra
Houston Chronicle
November 17, 2006
Coffee Date has lots going on, and its message -- there are all kinds of love - is an earnest one. But the script relies too heavily on stock characters and overused plot devices to make any real impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 14, 2007
Leaving no cliché unturned, Coffee Date provides cheesy music, chats about gaydar and the obligatory are-you-looking-at-mine? urinal scene.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
October 18, 2006
Story would be easy to take more seriously if the technique weren't so unpolished.
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Adam Nayman
L.A. Weekly
November 9, 2006
How disappointing that a film that hints at the fluid, nonbinary natures of love and attraction should labor so hard to knot its own loose ends.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 30, 2006
Queer cinema in this country is suffering and Coffee Date is further confirmation that gay men in Los Angeles have way too much money to throw around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 7, 2006
While the acting occasionally stoops to horrid, even worse is that the characters themselves can be aggravatingly insipid, strutting the most tired of gay-phobic jokes.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 20, 2007
Lacking in real wit and radiant human feeling.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
November 12, 2006
COFFEE DATE is an amusing twist on the somewhat tired genre of romantic comedy, although it really is more of a buddy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
August 9, 2007
Coffee Date is a film of small objectives, yet still achieves a fully-realized emotional state that's genuine, even in the midst of broad comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 8, 2006
Coffee Date is a likable, extremely goofy piece of fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
April 9, 2007
It's clever and sweet and pretty consistently funny.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Anderson Jones
FilmStew.com
November 10, 2006
Might usher in a whole new cinema trend: the gay romantic comedy.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2006
Amid a recent flurry of low-budget independent productions, Coffee Date is a standout with its strongly developed central characters, complex themes and polished look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Fox
Village Voice
February 13, 2007
A warmhearted tale carried by genuine affection and a charming cast rather than cutting one-liners and turbo-charged plotting.
February 15, 2007
This bittersweet indie's greatest asset is that stars [Jonathan] Bray and [Wilson] Cruz have both real chemistry and a real problem -- as opposed to a series of trumped-up plot machinations -- standing in the way of romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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