You Should Meet My Son! (2011)

You Should Meet My Son! (2011)





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A simple, Southern mom discovers her son is gay and decides to find him a husband.
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Critic Reviews for You Should Meet My Son!

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The already converted will leave the cinema smiling, those with a nagging feeling that there's something not quite right deep down ... might well want to take Hartman's test anonymously then come to their own conclusions on this score.

Full Review… | July 19, 2011

There's a little of The Birdcage and a lot of I Love Lucy in You Should Meet My Son!, a gay/lesbian-themed film that aims for a broader audience.

Full Review… | June 29, 2011
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Audience Reviews for You Should Meet My Son!


God bless the good intention! Getting a small, indie film made and noticed is rough. Without a lot of guidance, these works can showcase both magic and missteps. The sweet, admirable You Should Meet My Son is a perfect example. McGee is a darlin' little southern woman of immense heart and etiquette if not a lot awareness. She lives with equally kind and clueless sister Goans. McGee's son, the closeted Carrico, is their pride and joy. Of course, he's unwilling to come out to his matchmaking elders, even if it breaks up his LTR. After the ladies are bludgeoned with the truth, they make a swift switch and start looking at leathermen, drag queens, and strippers for their progeny's perfect mate. It's a cute setup that would've worked better 20 years ago. The film's tone swings wildly between heartfelt moments and stereotypical camp. The drag is nasty, and the depictions-of southern women and of the gay community-are simplistic. Several points (like the lack of costume changes) tell you this flick was done on a dime. The final moments steal from La Cage aux Folles and Mame. It's as if filmmakers had an aversion to attempting something new. That being said, McGee and Goins are warm and funny, even in the sillier, more unbelievable parts. When they and Carrico get to act the more honest moments, the film actually is touching and affecting.

Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller

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