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Straight Jacket succeeds in its moments of lighthearted comedy, but ultimately collapses under the weight of its serious -- and clumsily imparted -- messages. Read critic reviews

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1950s Hollywood heartthrob Guy Stone (Matt Letscher) is a wildly popular leading man. The public loves to gossip about Guy's conquests of the opposite sex, but the young actor has a secret: While he is involved in an abundance of flings, none of them involve women. Guy's agent, Jerry (Veronica Cartwright), convinces him to marry the unassuming Sally (Carrie Preston) to maintain his reputation. However, soon after the wedding, Guy develops feelings for a writer named Rick (Adam Greer).

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Critic Reviews for Straight-Jacket

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  • It's a shame, then, that Straight-Jacket turns dour and melodramatic ... The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst, McCarthy-era persecution and even gay-bashing.

    January 14, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
  • It has verve, color and energy, but there's something fundamentally bogus about it, and whenever it takes a turn into seriousness, entire moments fall apart.

    January 7, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Day's pyrotechnic dialogue and instinctive comic timing make Straight-Jacket a delight.

    January 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A fey and frisky farce with a fabulous fashion sense.

    December 23, 2004
  • Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.

    December 23, 2004
  • This featherweight spoof of closeted, Red-baiting Hollywood in the mid-1950's is played as such an exaggerated cartoon that its political outrage is dissipated by its stridency.

    December 13, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Straight-Jacket

  • Oct 02, 2008
    Very fun, campy film with some great moments and lead actors that throw themselves into the film with gusto and a lot of self-deprecating humour. The timing wasn't always perfect and the hilarity was unfortunately not sustained throughout the whole movie. But overall an entertaining, well-meaning comedy with just a pinch of truth.
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