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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

 -  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)  »

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Lo opuesto del sexo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

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£1,171,611 (UK) (5 March 1999)
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Sheriff Carl Tippett: What's the point of sleeping with you if it doesn't get your attention? If I always come second to Bill?
Lucia: Excuse me?
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.
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Sheriff Carl Tippett: Otherwise, there's just too many people in the world.
Lucia: So while I'm sleeping with you, I'm not supposed to care about anybody else?
Sheriff Carl Tippett: Look for me first in any ...
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Cynicism masquerading as intelligence
27 May 2000 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

Ricci, a wonderful actress, is an intolerable (and all-too-common, especially in "indie" films) bitch throughout--and she's narrating. If that doesn't drive you

away, Lisa Kudrow's constant whining and the usually solid (but lackluster here) Martin Donovan's masochistic

simp should finish you off. The script is loaded with the lazy

young Turk's approach to "clever observations about modern life"--namely, two-bit cynicism, which was mildly

fresh about 10 years ago. Potshots aplenty at Christians

and gays--wow, how "revolutionary"! Oh, and Lyle Lovett

does Lyle Lovett to a "T." Still, this movie had potential; too

bad it was utterly squandered by unimaginative direction,

bad writing, and insufferable characters. What could've

been a wry, dark comedy falls apart under the weight of all

the post-modern pretense, nasty attitude, and Ricci's grating narration, a vapid effort at a clever conceit. Thank

heavens she redeemed herself completely in later projects!


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