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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  22 May 1998 (USA)
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A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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A 16 year old Louisiana girl moves in with her homosexual half-brother and immediately starts coming on to his sexual partner, finally forcing him into an affair in which she becomes pregnant. The whole affair blows into a scandal exposing her school teacher brother and the true parent of the child is called into question as it is revealed that there have been a series of lovers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended

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

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22 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo opuesto del sexo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

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£1,171,611 (UK) (5 March 1999)
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Goofs

When Lucia (Lisa Kudrow) is following Jason and Martin into Canada, her map shows they are crossing at Windsor Ontario, but the next scene shows the border crossing in a rural setting. The crossing at Windsor is a 24 lane bridge crossing. See more »

Quotes

Matt Mateo: I'm bisexual.
Lucia: Puh-lease! I went to a bar mitzvah once. That doesn't make me Jewish.
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Lookin' For Love
Written by Hank Hunter and Stan Vincent (as Steven Vincent)
Performed by Jeanie Stahl
Produced and Arranged by Mason Daring
Very Special Thanks to Windsept Pacific and Lysa Grande
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Intelligent and thoughtful
20 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I avoided seeing this movie for a long time but finally gave in last week. It was very funny, touching and insightful. It did occur to me that Lyle Lovett could use an acting lesson or two, and that Ivan Sergei is way too good looking; its borderline annoying. Martin Donovan and Kudrow make the movie; their characters were completely believable. Last but certainly not least is the best young American actress, Christina Ricci. She really makes every part she plays her own. I suggest the Christian Youth or whoever they are stay away; everyone in this movie has too many human qualities for you to tolerate.


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