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Girl Play (2004)

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Actresses Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon used the ups and downs of their real-life romance as the inspiration for this comedy drama about two performers whose real lives are beginning to mirror their latest roles. Robin (Greenspan) is an actress who has been in a deeply committed relationship with Audrey (Katherine Randolph) for six years, while fellow thespian Lacie (Harmon) is not much on commitment and tends to tire of her lovers once the initial excitement wears off. Robin an Lacie have been cast opposite one another as lesbian lovers in a play directed by the wildly flamboyant Gabriel (Dom DeLuise). While they don't get along well at first, an undeniable chemistry develops between Robin and Lacie, and before long they discover they've fallen in love. However, this doesn't entirely happy news; Robin has to decide if she wants to dump Audrey for Lacie, while Lacie has to choose between the freedom of the single life and her feelings for Robin. Based on the play +Real Girls, Girl Play also features Mink Stole as Robin's mother, who has little understanding of her daughter's sexual orientation.

Cast

Mink Stole
as Robin's Mother
Dom DeLuise
as Gabriel
Gina DeVivo
as Young Robin Age 14
Shannon Perez
as Young Robin Age 6
Julie Briggs
as Dr. Katherine
Peter Ente
as Robin's Father
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Critic Reviews for Girl Play

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

Mainly a simple pair of soliloquies about lesbians struggling as life partners, with some scenes of farce and dread in the mix.

April 1, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Exactly why we should care about these narcissists is a mystery.

April 1, 2005 | Rating: 1/4

With little plot and a stifling set, the movie needs stronger performances than its leads can offer.

April 1, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4

Greenspan and Harmon's paltry song of themselves concludes with five minutes of outtakes, capping the self-love.

March 29, 2005

A small-scale but winning comedy.

August 26, 2004

Except for brief injections of camp administered by John Waters' vet Mink Stole ... and Dom DeLuise, there's little in Girl Play that doesn't evaporate by closing credits.

August 10, 2004

Audience Reviews for Girl Play

[font=Century Gothic]In "Girl Play", Robin(Robin Greenspan) and Lacie(Lacie Harmon) are two actresses who are rehearsing for a play but Robin's longtime significant other, Audrey(Katherine Randolph), is less than thrilled with the intimacy between the characters. That is nothing compared to her reaction when she finds out about the publicity photo for the play - one of Robin and Lacie topless...[/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Girl Play" is a slight but sweet movie adapted from a play by the two stars, the remnants of which are in evidence such as the dueling monologues where they address the audience directly. The rest of the movie is filled with vignettes about not only the play, but also about relationships where the movie provides some good insight.[/font]

Walter M.
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