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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Cobbled-together amateur effort, though not without a smidgen of charm. Granted, that charm lies more in the moments of transgressive John Waters-esque comedy than in the sentimental coming of age story.
Oh how this movie was a disappointment. What I like about this movie was the dry humor shared between Rodney and Sabrina, and her facial expression throughout the whole thing. Nothing else in the movie really did anything for me.
Not a bad movie all together. It is a fun story but I think it is missing something. I just can't figure out what that something is. I had fun watching this movie and really that is what the movie experience is about.
The movie has a good message and is a decent amount of fun, but it's been done and this film offered me nothing new. Sadly enough, the whole time I was watching, I was thinking about how I even liked Gypsy 83 better. At least it had an angle.
Other movies did it better, and it trying to be funny and indie while often relying on low-level-teen-movie humour to carry it. Fails mostly for not being funny, the acting being so-so, the characters two-dimensional and the lazy script disappearing with barely a whimper at the end. That and the fact that 'fat girl' as metaphor for 'gay' is the barest metaphor imagineable. It did have some good points; the wordless scene with the drag queen in the club was handled beautifully, and Johnathan Couette is great.