The Velocity of Gary (1999)




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Dan Ireland directed this romantic comedy-drama (adapted by James Still from his own play) about a romantic triangle. Doughnut shop waitress Mary Carmen (Salma Hayek) is the girlfriend of bisexual porn star Valentino (Vincent D'Onofrio), but she's frozen out after Valentino gets a look at Midwestern hunk Gary (Thomas Jane). Rivalries end, and the three become close after Valentino succumbs to the AIDS virus. Shown at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Salma Hayek
as Mary Carmen
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Valentino
Olivia d'Abo
as Veronica
Chad Lindberg
as Kid Joey
Khalil Kain
as Venus
Lucky Luciano
as The King
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Critic Reviews for The Velocity of Gary

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

Never quite develops three-way erotic charge it should have.

Full Review… | November 29, 2009

Has rough spots but rings emotionally true and paints a vivid picture of New York City's underbelly.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

...despite their best efforts, none of [the actors] are able to create characters worth caring about.

Full Review… | April 11, 2004
Reel Film Reviews

Pretentious garbage

December 29, 2002
Aisle Seat

Everything pales next to the spectacle of Hayek barnstorming through this story as if it were her Mildred Pierce.She emotes the way Vesuvius erupts.

August 22, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

An off-putting mix of quirkiness and overweening solemnity, it simply never finds the right tone and only results in shrieking obviousness.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for The Velocity of Gary


Greenwich Village slacker types try to outcool one another as long as they can keep out reality just to past the time ... which they don't care about by the way, since you asked. Ho - hum.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Another film that i got for $3 It seemed original and interesting, but became just plain wierd and idiotic.

joseph eastmond
joseph eastmond

Another film that i got for $3 It seemed original and interesting, but became just plain wierd and idiotic.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

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