G.B.F.

2014

G.B.F. (2014)

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Critic Consensus: G.B.F. explores high school relationship dynamics and teen stereotypes with a refreshingly humorous touch - and surprisingly subtle smarts.

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In G.B.F., social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. (C) Vertical Entertainment

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Cast

Michael J. Willett
as Tanner Daniels
Michael J. Willet
as Tanner Daniels
Paul Iacono
as Brent Van Camp
Sasha Pieterse
as Fawcett Brooks
Evanna Lynch
as McKenzie Pryce
Megan Mullally
as Mrs. Van Camp
Natasha Lyonne
as Mrs. Hogel
Rebecca Gayheart
as Mrs. Daniels
Andrea Bowen
as 'Shley Osgoode
Xosha Roquemore
as Caprice Winters
Molly Tarlov
as Sophie Aster
Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque
as Soledad Braunstein
Horatio Sanz
as Principal Growe
Derek Mio
as Glenn Cho
Taylor Frey
as 'Topher
Anthony Garland
as Christian
Richard Strauss
as Mr. Slatsky
Ann Russo
as Frau Burkhardt
Dan Godlin
as Cameron Woods
Kameron Hagger
as Persephone
Spencer Cox
as Nerdy Kid
Pascale Engla Serp
as Popular Girl
Kirsten Krieg
as Cupcake Girl
Taryn Horacek
as Cheerleader #1
Sarah Ervin
as Cheerleader #2
Danika Galindo
as Cheerleader #3
Lorraine Gilles
as Make-Out Couple
Chris Jastrem
as Make-out Couple
Fatimah Taliah
as Drama Student
Michael Rose
as Model in "Teen Pose"
Sheryl Ross
as Lesbian Mom
Laurie Lang
as Lesbian Mom
Clint Catalyst
as D.J. Avalon
Chad Sano
as Party Guest
Alexandra Holder
as Party Guest
Jonathan Silverman
as Mr. Daniels
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Critic Reviews for G.B.F.

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (16)

The result is mostly swishy, sweet fun, although admittedly it might have benefitted from a bit of tweaking to fluff up bigger, better, and bitchier one-liners.

Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An original premise and earnest tone go a long way.

Mar 18, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

I guess I've seen worse teen sex comedies, but it's rare to encounter one this stupid.

Jan 24, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Observer
Top Critic

It's a frothy satire about adolescent social manners, a bit like "Clueless" or a tongue-in-cheek take on the 1980s-'90s "Degrassi" television series.

Jan 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

"G.B.F" works its concept to death as its silly story builds to a prom scene that revolves around a tepid, underwhelming homage to "Carrie."

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Director Darren Stein clearly has some serious themes in mind, even as most of his characters exhibit all the brain cells of amoebae.

Jan 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for G.B.F.

½

well acted and biting satire, not near as dark as Jawbreaker which allows the film to actually tell a story that is relevant.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

Super Reviewer

For what it says it will be... it is! lol

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

½

Silly but very cute comedy.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Stylish, contemporary. Has a mass/sass appeal like Glee (but without the singing). Well written with interesting, albeit largely superficial, characters -- but that's the point of this new take on Mean Girls. Wonderfully over-the-top costumes, even if sometimes ill-fitting. Willett gives a good performance as an awkward teen searching for his place in the High School world. Props to Xosha Roquemore for the S.B.F. (Sassy Black Friend) and -- wait -- isn't that Luna Lovegood as the militant bigot?! Awesome!

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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