G.B.F. Reviews

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May 8, 2020
G.B.F is a breath of fresh air to the tired and usually mundane teen genre.
May 8, 2020
On the surface the film resembles a gay reworking of a John Hughes teen flick, except the slang often rings hollow and the script too often falls back on cliché and caricature.
May 8, 2020
G.B.F. is an endearing and sweet coming-of-age comedy, as good a teen movie as the classics we know and love.
May 8, 2020
The film is cliché-heavy, yes, but GBF has some LOL moments and real heart, and gets its point across without too much Hollywood sentiment.
August 29, 2019
Even as its large smattering of one-liners contains as many hits as it does misses, G.B.F. does what many films of its ilk often forget to do, which is portray realistic and believable characters that are as flawed as they may be innately charming.
July 12, 2017
Writer George Northy embraces the high school dilemma and fuses it with a touch of drama that gives the film massive heart.
May 20, 2014
Extremely edgy comedy sends up gay best friend stereotypes.
March 31, 2014
It's a light, fluffy concoction but one so playful and unpretentious that it's easy to like. This is the high school movie gay teens have been waiting for.
March 21, 2014
When you reach the end of this title you feel rather exhausted, so maybe an entire season would be pushing it just that little bit too far.
March 20, 2014
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.
March 18, 2014
An original premise and earnest tone go a long way.
March 17, 2014
A colourful, hyperactive romp that, despite attempting to bust apart teen-flick clichés, quickly conforms to type.
March 16, 2014
Fun, sugary sweet and just the right side of kitsch.
February 4, 2014
Politically gentle but winningly averse to any kind of piety.
February 3, 2014
Employing cliches in fresh and unexpected ways, "G.B.F." is endearing, energetic and thoughtful. Parents shouldn't be afraid of the unnecessary R-Rating.
January 30, 2014
There are many moments when the dialogue strains too hard to be hip, and when the humor goes too broad [...] [b]ut it's hard to complain when every scene in G.B.F. seems to unearth a new, pleasant surprise.
January 24, 2014
The actors are all young and mostly unknown, but they've clearly studied the genre and turn in believable performances.
January 23, 2014
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.
January 23, 2014
Director Darren Stein clearly has some serious themes in mind, even as most of his characters exhibit all the brain cells of amoebae.
January 23, 2014
Offers an admirable message of tolerance for teen audiences - too bad it's been absurdly saddled with an R rating, even though there's far less innuendo than in "Easy A.''
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