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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Comedy

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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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$6,300,000 (USA)
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After Randy has been shot, and Dede and Matt take off, Lucia and Bill are in Lucia's hotel room and there is a pizza box, on the bed, behind Bill. It first appears open, but is closed a moment later. 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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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mason Daring
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Loved every bit of this movie
2 February 2010 | by (Kirkland, WA) – See all my reviews

I selected this movie on an impulse and ended up loving every bit of it. It isn't as black a comedy as most people profess, you laugh at some very witty scenes and a few conversations are very poignant and insightful. Note these bits: Lucia and Bill at the hotel in LA when they have a conversation about relationships, Matt and Bill at the log cabin in Canada and lastly, when Dedee delivers the last voice-over. I will remember this movie for quite some time. We have a trash-talking southerner: Christina Ricci (in one of her better roles) who takes some pretty illogical decisions in life and affects so many lives around her. Martin Donovan shines as her half-brother, seemingly very pacified and unnerved about things in life (a doormat personality, perhaps?). Watch out for Lisa Kudrow: she steals the show with her expressions and acting.


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