Just Say Love (2010)





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David J. Mauriello's affecting stage play detailing the attraction between two men is captured for the screen by director Bill Humphreys. Guy and Doug were just two men sitting on a park bench. At first, their attraction to one another is purely physical, but in time something much deeper begins to emerge. The more we learn about their inner thoughts and desires, the more apparent it becomes that Guy and Doug may have finally found the love and affection that's eluded them both for so long.
Drama , Romance , Gay & Lesbian
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Critic Reviews for Just Say Love

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

The glimmers of originality soon vanish, however, and we're left with a tired gay fantasy that seems as if it came out of a freshman creative-writing class.

Full Review… | March 26, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

The film's real strength, though, is the palpable chemistry between Jaeger and Mammana, which smoothly and convincingly oscillates from lust to frustration to a love that throws both men off their game.

Full Review… | March 24, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

Though talky and unnecessarily stagey, "Just Say Love" is often compelling.

Full Review… | April 2, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Just Say Love


Gay painter Guy and Straight builder Doug meet on a park bench and strike up a conversation that leads into a no strings fling. No strings on the long term turns out to be pretty stringy and a most complicated relationship is forged. Adapted from a stage play in the slightest of ways as it is all shot as a play on a sound stage, which I found an uncinematic cop out. The initial part is quite compelling, but the two leads eventually left me rather cold. I didn't really grasp their chemistry and the staged balletic posed sex scene was laughable. It looks like it would be a great play to see on the stage. I just think this was lazy adaptation that could have been much much better if adapted properly for the screen.

Graham Beilby
Graham Beilby

Filmed stage play about a gay man and a straight, married construction worker who meet on a park bench and strike up a no strings attached, purely physical relationship, that quickly becomes something much deeper than sex for one of them. Never asserts a cinematic personality, or a reason for being other than as a filmed record of a play. Needs to be seen on stage rather than a screen.

Matthew Lucas
Matthew Lucas

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