Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

GBF

Most of you know that the title of the movie stands for "Gay Best Friend". As per this film, GBF is the trendiest accessory for the girls to have, specially at a upscale suburban high school. Like most of the teenage comedies, this one also tries too hard to bring laughs, but it seems mostly cartoonish with a little sweetness here or there in parts. I can imagine most gays not liking the film unless you are very trendy teenager still in the ams phase of your life as the movie shows.

In the North Gateway high school, Brent and Tanner are best friends and both gay and they are both looking for a right opportunity to come out. Tanner is the sober natural one while Brent is the stereotypical flaming queen. They have 2 other straight friends who know about them but are very much part of the group. Caprice, Shley and Fawcett are the school divas who are popular and will probably be at loggerheads at the school prom queen contest. They are all looking for a personal edge for the competition and as per latest pop-culture, a GBF could exactly be the thing. Brent is preparing for this to be opportunity to come out but due to misunderstandings, it is actually Tanner who ends up getting outed. This brings a dent in their friendship but the net thing you know is that all 3 girls are vying to be best friends with Tanner to have an advantage over each other. To his surprise Tanner is actually loving all the attention and make over and getting drunk, and in the process neglecting his true friends and love Brent. A rival prom celebration is started when the school prom doesn't allow Tanner to bring a male date. Their are some funny moments around this. Of course things start getting clear in the process. Tanner realizes whats going on but also realizes that Fawcett has more to her than just a pretty face. Brent realizes his mistake. and all's well that ends well.

The biggest problem of this movie is that it doesn’t have a single believable moment in it. The movie works its concept to death with a silly storyline for matured gay audience but then if the target was teenage gays and girls, it is bang on. Performance wise, it us very hard to say anything because all the girls are supposed to be mean, over the top and sassy. I guess they do a  good job. It was great to see Megan Mullally as the closeted Brent’s overly supportive mother, who arranges a television marathon of gay movies. All the fun moments were courtesy her. Tanner seemed honest in his portrayal of a teenager who is struggling with coming out. I liked the fact that parents of both gays are supportive and there is no unnecessary drama in accepting their kids.Brent was funny and the sorta GBF that the girls probably wanna have. The  blooper scenes under the closing credits are actually pretty funny.

An alright film which is funny in parts. It won't had you to watch it but don't expect any ground breaking stuff. (5.5/10)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Perfect Wedding

This was an interesting yet entertaining film. My first thought after reading the title and the fact that it was a gay story, made me think that it had to be about a gay wedding. I was happy and pleasantly surprised that the film was essentially about a gay love story wrapped around planning and execution of a straight wedding. The film also deals with some very small yet relevant issues like adoption, alcohol, alzheimers and sign language.

Alana and Kirk are getting married. She comes back home for Christmas to also plan for her wedding. Alana's mother wants a lavish wedding whereas she doesn't care much. She also invites her GBF Roy to help her plan. Roy used to date her Brother Paul but they broke up 2 years back. Roy has been single since but not to be thought as a loser, he brings along with him, his friend Gavin posing as his boyfriend. Family meets, chats happen and all is well. There are obvious sparks between Gavin and Paul but they both control it for Roy's sake. In the meantime, we find that Alana is compromising with her wedding plans to go ahead with her mother's idea of a lavish wedding just because she thinks she owes them something for being an adopted girl. When Gavin and Paul find this out, they plan to arrange for a secret quick and intimate wedding for Alana with help from Kirk who is all up for keeping his vince happy. They also manage to convince the parents. Turns out the mother wanted a lavish wedding because she thought that it would be something that her husband would remember ever since he has been diagnosed with alzheimers. Quite a few people are surprised with the intimate wedding plans but everything is just perfect. Gavin and Paul are still struggling with their feelings. Unable to take it any further, Gavin decides to leave town before he ends up doing anything stupid. When Roy hear about this, he accepts how he was just pretending to be boyfriend with Gavin and he is actually single. IN a very sweet moment everyone in the family offers Paul a ride (since he can't drive) to go find Gavin and admit to his feelings for him.

The film is a perfect romantic charmer, something that you may enjoy watching with your partner. It has quite a few 'aww' moments as well. All characters are very humane is the story. Paul is dealing with alcoholism and substance recovery, Alana is struggling with being honest to her mother. Yet somehow they all have this deep love, respect and affection for each other. Performances from all actors is very good. Every character was evolved very week except for maybe Roy, but its ok. The focus were more on Paul and Gavin. The sweet moments where they both realize how much they have in common between them but they can't do anything about it, are so cute.

Excellent editing and beautifully shot, I would definitely recommend the film. (7/10)