MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 306 this week

The Opposite of Sex (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  22 May 1998 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 17,175 users   Metascore: 70/100
Reviews: 179 user | 77 critic | 26 from Metacritic.com

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Opposite of Sex (1998)

The Opposite of Sex (1998) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Opposite of Sex.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.

Director: David Mirkin
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo
Best in Show (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A colorful array of characters competes at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest
Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A small town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin
Clerks. (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti
Edtv (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

Director: Kirk Jones
Stars: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni
The Birdcage (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest
Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Dick (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Bobette
...
Tom DeLury
...
Timothy
...
Joe
...
Ty
...
Jennifer Oakes
Amy Atkins ...
TV Reporter
...
Girl Student
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gay | louisiana | death | teacher | scandal | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo opuesto del sexo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

Gross:

£1,171,611 (UK) (5 March 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Indiana license plates are numbered by county. While the movie takes place in St. Joseph county (as indicated by patches on the sheriff's uniform), neither Lucia's nor Bill's plates match that county (or any neighboring ones). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Carl Tippett: Say the point of sex isn't recreation or procreation or any of that stuff. Say it's concentration. Say it's supposed to focus your attention on the person you're sleeping with, like biological highlighter. Otherwise, there's just too many people in the world.
See more »


Soundtracks

Pilot Mode
Written and Performed by Mason Daring
Courtesy of Daring Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Some outrageous laughs from Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow
19 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Dedee Truitt (Christina Ricci) is a 16 year old from Creve Coeur, Louisiana. She runs away to her gay half-brother high school teacher Bill Truitt (Martin Donovan). He's living with his foolish boyfriend Matt Mateo (Ivan Sergei). She has everyone wrapped around her little finger except Bill's stuck-up friend Lucia DeLury (Lisa Kudrow) who is the sister of Bill's dead ex-lover Tom. Dedee is manipulative and outrageously inappropriate. She seduces Matt, claims Matt is the father of her unborn child, steal $10k from Bill, and runs away to L.A. Matt's other boyfriend Jason Bock (Johnny Galecki) wants Matt back and maliciously lies to Sheriff Carl Tippett (Lyle Lovett) about being molested when he was Bill's student. That's when things start to turn crazy.

Dedee is selfish and morally corrupt. And she's played with biting wit by Ricci. She gives a running inner monologue and that is even worst than her inappropriate comments. Everybody is running around orbiting this little tart. The only reasonable person seems to be Lucia but she may be the most troubled of all. She's been hopelessly pining for a gay guy while ignoring an admirer. Lisa Kudrow is just as effective performing the polar opposite personality. She is just as funny in her frustration with Bill.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
can someone tell me what the message of the movie was? row83
Lisa Kudrow is HYSTERICAL!! dsag004
The Opposite of a Good Movie: Neither 'Scathing' nor 'Comedy' imdb-com-284
Dentafrice, Vaginas and Sour Grapes tennisplaya45
South Bend tfrazier
Script uisce
Discuss The Opposite of Sex (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?