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Gray Matters Reviews

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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
March 9, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2007
It's so awful that it enters that weird realm in which it becomes actively annoying. The moviegoer sits there, hoping the characters will be tortured and die horrible deaths.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 8, 2007
Gray's identity issues -- presumably the movie's main focus -- share time with too many subsidiary scenes that seem (rightly or wrongly) to have been written for as many actor-friends of the filmmakers as possible.
March 8, 2007
Everybody talks so fast that you'd swear you were hearing snappy banter. You aren't. Not really.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2007
One of those completely disposable and clumsy attempts to make a gay romantic comedy that constantly slips on its own good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 5, 2007
This movie is dopey.
March 3, 2007
Gray Matters is trying so hard to be charming and screwball (not to mention politically correct) that it trips all over itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
March 3, 2007
Attempts to do Woody Allen by way of Nora Ephron, but romantic comedies in that vein are only as good as their banter, and Gray Matters' banter is conspicuously sub-par.
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 1, 2007
[Heather Graham] needs something to counteract her wholesomeness. In Gray Matters -- her name is Gray, get it? -- what you see is what you get. The fact that her character 'discovers' she is gay is as unbelievable as it is contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 28, 2007
Another coming-out flop.
February 28, 2007
Graham makes the coming-out dithering bearable, but not before she has jumped through hoops of contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 23, 2007
If Gray Matters follows the standard screwball comedy format, the two halves of its hybrid style don't mesh. Compared to Gray Matters, even a Nora Ephron bonbon has the weight of urban neo-realism.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 23, 2007
[The characters'] goings-on are so implausible that you quickly lose patience with, and interest in, any of this motley crew, despite the best efforts of an attractive cast and the diversion of fabulous clothes and shots of a glistening New York skyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 23, 2007
A frantically overwrought [Heather] Graham does herself no favors here. She has talent, but as long as she keeps stumbling through clumsy comedies like this one, it hardly matters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 23, 2007
There isn't a remotely believable moment in the script here, and [writer/director] Kramer's leaden direction only helps strand a capable cast headed by Heather Graham in an hour and a half of virtual laugh-free tedium.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
February 23, 2007
The movie really depends on Heather Graham, and she just doesn't deliver. There's always been a sort of mannequin quality to her performances, as if she had been posed just seconds before the cameras rolled.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 22, 2007
Drawing on their sitcom chops, Graham and Cavanagh cover for their cloth-eared dialogue with trumped-up camaraderie, pushing and pulling at each other like toddlers in playgroup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 22, 2007
Gray Matters could be recommended to gay women whose erotic fantasies are located in the stuffed French poodle department of FAO Schwarz.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 21, 2007
Sitcommy, forced and forgettable.
February 20, 2007
Heather Graham seems resigned to mugging and shrugging out the remainder of her thirties through a series of undercooked romantic comedies.
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.