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Gray Matters (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Gray Matters tries emulating Hollywood screwball classics, but the rapid fire dialogue and witticisms comes off only as a contrived gimmick.

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They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam are a sister and brother, so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her, and she'll look for a gal for him. But, when Sam finds his perfect mate in Charlie, Gray's life turns inside out. A romantic comedy that sets sibling rivalry on its head, "Gray Matters" gives a whole new meaning to love... and destiny.
Rating:
PG-13 (for some mature thematic material, sexual content and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Molly Shannon
as Carrie
Sissy Spacek
as Dr. Sydney
Rachel Shelley
as Julia Bartlett
Don Ackerman
as Conrad Spring
Gloria Gaynor
as Herself
Bill Mondy
as Mr. Phillips
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Critic Reviews for Gray Matters

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (26)

Graham carries this for a while, but Kramer spends entirely too much time weakly satirizing Graham's job at an advertising agency, where Molly Shannon's a kvetching coworker.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

In its genre writer-director Sue Kramer's film sets a new record for bright shining peepers and dimply smirks. It's enough to kill Buster Keaton's entire family.

June 30, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The writing isn't sharp enough for the film to work as comedy, nor are the characters real enough for the audience to connect emotionally.

Full Review… | March 9, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

[Heather Graham's] never looked better, despite the unflattering digital video format, which makes it all the more tragic that she's not appearing in better material.

Full Review… | March 9, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

There is, one has to assume, a pretty good old-fashioned screwball comedy in all this, but director-writer Sue Kramer seems to have grown up watching Rhoda so Graham, usually a capable actress, has not a word of actual dialogue, only gag lines.

March 9, 2007
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Nearly every scene of this movie rings hollow, mainly because we can never really believe that what we're seeing up on the screen could truly happen.

Full Review… | March 9, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Gray Matters

½

This was just average. The cast is okay. I've seen Heather Graham be more convincing in a movie though. I did like the small appearances from Alan Cumming - he nearly steals the whole movie... not that there is much too steal. It's okay as a weekly rental.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Good romantic comedy, smart writing. Great cast, Heather Graham is hella sexy. Good cinematograohy, there are some great shots of NYC. Overall, very entertaining.

Chosen 718
Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

½

If you need a bit of lightheartedness, this movie is for you. Gray finds a girl for her brother, and a) falls in love with her herself, and b) figures out she is gay. Not an Oscar-winning drama, but enjoyable. At least they don't treat being gay as being a second class citizen.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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