Eating Out (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Eating Out (2004)



Critic Consensus: The cast recites lines of forced wit that aren't funny, and the clunky plot has too many contrivances.

Movie Info

Caleb is a hunky political-science major with a fondness for aggressive girls. Gwen is an aggressive girl who falls for gay acting boys. It's a match made in therapy. In a plan hatched by his crafty gay roommate Kyle, Caleb finds himself pretending to be gay to woo Gwen, but their scheme is thwarted when Gwen decides that Caleb would be the perfect catch for her own gay roommate, Marc--the object of Kyle's affection. Caleb is faced with a confusing proposition. Gwen wonders if she'll ever find a straight guy. Marc can't tell why the new guy is so hot and cold. And Kyle watches the two loves of his life leave him behind.

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Critic Reviews for Eating Out

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

A sweet and funny take on the crossed-wire romantic couplings of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

June 10, 2005 | Full Review…

Rarely more than sophomoric.

May 27, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's cute enough but fails to deliver.

April 29, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

A less-than-satisfying cinematic meal.

April 29, 2005

Eating Out is a sometimes-enjoyable trifle. But make no mistake. It's a trifle.

April 28, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…

While there's zero chemistry between any of them in any combination, there is an awful lot of the excruciatingly shrill Gwen.

April 14, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eating Out


I love the clever script!!!! But acting wise it wasn't as good, but still wickedly funny

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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 Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer


I watched this as 1) It was in a list of 50 best 'gay' movies and 2) I love gay movies. The acting was extremely bad, and the females in it were extremely ugly and annoying and were pointless really. The main dude, I forget his name, was the only one who fit the part and wasn't that bad of an actor. I'm not sure if it was meant to be, but his scenes with the gay dude were really awkward, so if they were supposed to be, well, good job and if not.. not so much.

Lauren Donis
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