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The cast recites lines of forced wit that aren't funny, and the clunky plot has too many contrivances. Read critic reviews

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A young man (Scott Lunsford) pretends to be gay to attract a woman (Emily Stiles), but draws the attention of her roommate instead.

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  • Aug 27, 2011
    I love the clever script!!!! But acting wise it wasn't as good, but still wickedly funny
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2008
    For a gay interest film.... it is really good, for being a great work of art - no. Some extreme situations but nicely done. Sexy Ryan Carnes gives a really good performance.
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2008
    Spoilers are plentiful, not that it matters. <p>Caleb, unhappy with his sex life, is convinced by his gay flatmate Kyle that the best way for him to find a woman is to pretend to be gay. Apparently, since coming out, Kyle has been hounded by hundreds of eligible woman all desperate to 'turn' him and get inside his pants, and so thinks this is the obvious solution for Caleb. Please, credit me with some fucking intelligence. Not only do I find the notion of being able to 'turn' someone, gay or straight, completely vacuous, but it's also offensive that the film shows such little respect for women. It's this kind of simplistic, clichéd thinking that gives GLBT cinema a bad name. [Swiftly steps off the soapbox]. Anyway, so Caleb meets the woman of his dreams, Gwen, but, surprise, surprise, she believes him gay and so sets him up with her GBF (gay best friend) Marc. Caleb agrees to go out with him in order to try and get closer to Gwen. <p>In one of the most successful scenes (everything before and after hinges on it), Gwen has phone sex with Caleb whilst Marc goes down on him. This moment in the film is surprisingly well performed, is reasonably witty and successfully edited, but it is also (forgive the pun) very hard to swallow. Sorry, couldn't help myself there. This moment apart, there's very little to distinguish the film from any of the other 'straight guy pretending to be gay' films of which there are now so many they're practically a sub-genre. In addition, <I>Eating Out</I> is amateurishly filmed, badly acted in the majority and completely predictable. The ending where the four leads confess their true feelings for one another is not only ridiculous, it is, in the case of Marc and Kyle, completely out of character. Are we really expected to believe that Marc has been harbouring feelings for 'plain' Kyle (who is of course very good looking, just less of a muscle freak show than Caleb and Marc) all along? <p>Hampered by poor dialogue, the only other saving grace is the one-liners from Caleb's little sister, but these are unfortunately delivered by an actress who clearly has infinitesimal talent.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2008
    Okay, had some funny stuff and some hot stuff.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer

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