Violet Tendencies

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She's Manhattan's most fabulous fruit fly! At 40, Violet is the racy, fun-loving belle of the ball. She spends her nights as royalty, but when the party ends, she always heads home alone. While her co-worker Riley struggles with his boyfriend Markus going baby-crazy, and her roommate Luke tackles monogo-mania, Violet's romantic life is one big bellyflop. Realizing she's at a certain age and still single, Violet is at a crossroads. In the fast pace of high fashion PR where she works, Riley tells her to seek out a straight male version of herself -- the mythical fag stag. But glamorous guru Salome gives her other advice; To nab a man, she insists, Violet must abandon her gay boys. When Violet arrives home from yet another disastrous date to find Luke has organized a gay sex party in her bedroom, she decides Salome may be right. In order to get a prized man of her own, Violet strikes out on a hilarious quest to change the woman she is. Chasing love and lust at all costs, she may find them in the most unlikely of a straight boyfriend. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Violet Tendencies

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

  • Andreas, working from Jesse Archer's reductive script, knows how to pump energy into tired ideas and turn twinkly stereotypes into high-camp icons.

    Feb 23, 2012 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

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  • If you're paying attention, you won't be able to ignore the scattershot plotting, the synthetic emotions, the highly variable quality of the acting and the woodenness of Jesse Archer's script when it isn't dealing in one-liners.

    Nov 5, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to swallow such a dubious message when it's made via schematic, preposterous plotting that stacks the deck in favor of its protagonists' happily-ever-afters.

    Nov 2, 2010 | Full Review…
  • ... the road to love is strewn with one-liners and musical interludes, as least if you're seeking it in a Casper Andreas (A Four Letter World, The Big Gay Musical) film.

    Jan 22, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Chock full of relatable, well-drawn characters, razor-sharp dialogue and witty observations...(Mindy) Cohn's performance and those of the supporting cast are great.

    Apr 29, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Violet Tendencies betrays both its camp roots and its grown-up goals.

    Nov 7, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Violet Tendencies

  • Nov 05, 2011
    This movie did a good job of pairing realistic characters and conflicts with a handful of sexy fun. At first glance this movie is quite standard, but at it's core, I think there are good messages in it. Some things were almost too perfect (you know, the whole "everyone is happy in the end" bit), but that's not that bad a thing - though it may not be entirely realistic. I did enjoy watching this, but probably won't watch it again. It just wasnt that memorable or special. Still, I liked the story - and totally related to the main character - so that was a plus. No major complaints. If you watch the trailer and think it looks good, then watch it, you'll probably enjoy it to some extent. But obviously, it's not for everyone. What did this movie teach me? I need to find me a unicorn!!!
    Sarah . Super Reviewer

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