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Jeffrey (1995)

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying. Written by Trena Cormier <tc691278@condor.bcm.tmc.edu>

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Love is an adventure when one of you is sure... and the other is positive. See more »

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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18 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Jeffrey - Valami más  »

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$3,487,767 (USA)
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When the priest (Nathan Lane) goes into the confessional and shows Jeffrey his theater posters, there is a poster for the 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls" featured prominently on the wall. Nathan Lane actually starred in that production. See more »

Goofs

In the cloakroom scene at the memorial, the door to the room is left ajar when the characters enter the room, but in some of the cuts you can see that it is closed. Many of the cuts showing the door both ajar and closed are immediately back to back making the change very obvious. See more »

Quotes

[Regarding his brush with Mother Theresa]
Jeffrey: She looked good.
Sterling: Please, she's had work done.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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On the Way to Your Heart
Written by Stephen Endelman & Bob Russell
Performed by Ross Hill, Richard Hilton, Jared Barkan & Andrew Rathbun
Vocals by Nancy LaMott
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It should have been a major massive blockbuster!
31 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jeffrey should have been a major massive blockbuster, a sure-fire smash hit, just take a look at some of the names on the cast, Christine Baranski, Patrick Stewart, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy, Nathan Lane and Olympia Dukakis, yet it failed to set the queer or the straight world alight. Jeffrey a gay romantic comedy from America came out in 1995/6 and was based on a Paul Rudnick play about a young gay New York guy who considers sex is too dangerous in the days of AIDS and commits to a life of celibacy. Just to throw a spanner in the works and pad the film out another hour he meets the man of his dreams, whom surprise surprise just happens to be HIV+.

It starred Steven Weber who was nice enough as the insipid Jeffrey an actor/waiter who is supposed to be AIDSaphobic, which just does not wash. Michael T. Weissis handsome and some nice eye-candy but you just wish he would get on and so something, anything as this film drags on and on and ever on. It would have been a total flop and dire mess on the floor of movie history were it not for the dozens of big names doing small cameos - Olympia Dukakis, Robert Klein, Nathan Lane, Kathy Najimy, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Phillips, Sigourney Weaver and Christine Baranski for example.

Read more and find out where this film made it in the Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies of All Time book, click this link.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007FU7HPO


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