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Gray Matters Reviews

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Kam Williams
June 28, 2007
Despite being bogged down by several distracting, extended dance numbers, this zany farce has just enough momentum and surprises along the way to hold one's interest for the duration. But it'll help immeasurably if you're a devotee of daytime soap operas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 13, 2007
Much too eager to please rather than dealing with the messier issues around sexual identity.
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Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
March 6, 2007
Some unlikely scenes but it kept me entertained enough to make it enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
February 20, 2007
Graham easily roller-skates off with this showcase-driven role.
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Ronnie Scheib
February 3, 2007
The camera never strays far from Graham, who, decked out in well-fitted outfits that make the most of her anything-but-boyish figure, sweetly leavens her heroine's ditzy sexual confusion without trivializing or overly normalizing it.
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Heather Huntington
August 23, 2008
Pretty quickly it disintegrates into a mishmash of character caricatures competing for airtime in which to spit out overly quirky dialogue in predictable set-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
While the light and whimsical comic timing of the leads carry the film far, even they cannot blind us to Gray Matters' many shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/11
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2007
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.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 1, 2007
Forgettable coming-out comedy for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 20, 2007 amiable misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 30, 2007
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
May 14, 2007
Gray's matters are pretty mundane, to tell you the truth
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 27, 2007
Decked out in its fondness for old Hollywood films and American songbook standards, Gray Matters borrows the wallpaper from a Nancy Meyers movie to decorate its empty room.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Cynthia Fuchs
March 17, 2007
Gray Matters feels dated: Gray's self-identity confusion is less "adorable" than annoying, and both she and Charlie appear exceptionally clueless about what's going on.
Peter Sobczynski
March 10, 2007
I can't recommend it for gay audiences, the presumed target demographic, because they are likely to find it innocuous at best and downright insulting at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 9, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 9, 2007
First-time director Sue Kramer allows [Graham] to mug her way through every scene. You find yourself constantly wanting to cry out: 'Heather, please, a little less!'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
March 9, 2007
All the characters feel superficial, a sensation heightened by a roster of too-cute secondary characters.
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
March 9, 2007
[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 | Original Score: 2/4
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