G.B.F. Reviews

May 8, 2020
Director Darren Stein's frequently on-target satire had me laughing enough to keep it interesting.
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 20, 2014
Chronic bubble-gum highschool farce in which gay characters are reduced to tokenistic social accessories.
March 18, 2014
An original premise and earnest tone go a long way.
Top Critic
January 24, 2014
I guess I've seen worse teen sex comedies, but it's rare to encounter one this stupid.
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
"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."
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.''
January 21, 2014
[A] very funny and thoughtful take on how straights often objectify queers - and how increased visibility in the media can result in an expectation to conform to stereotypes.
January 17, 2014
It's cheery but still has a bit of a bite, makes a point without ever being too preachy and features a litany of quotable lines with a cleverness not seen since Heathers.
January 17, 2014
It eventually offers enough LOL opportunities to deserve a passing grade.
January 16, 2014
At first, it appears that "G.B.F." is going to be a gay send-up of "Mean Girls." But this cleverly scripted, crowd-pleasing teen comedy proves to be more than that.
January 16, 2014
Until being young and gay is a nonissue for everyone everywhere, these kinds of stories will always have their place.
January 16, 2014
A few sweet moments highlight the importance of acceptance and being yourself, but these after-school-special interludes clash with the snarky tone.
November 22, 2013
Genially cartoonish but also rather sweet.
November 22, 2013
Occasional laughs don't outweigh an incoherent tone in gay-forward teen comedy.