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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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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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When Randy knocks Dede against a "stone wall", they give way because they're made of some kind of foam. See more »

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Lucia: Bill, I don't think he's as stupid we think.
Bill Truitt: As you think, Lucia.
[She gets mad and walks to the door]
Lucia: Fine! Goddammit! God... Fuck! Shit! I hope Tom Cruise is as straight as they come... I never thought he wasn't!
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Great film
7 June 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a disturbed teenage girl wrecking up everyone's lives around her.

The plot portrays Dedee's antisocial and unstable behaviour well. Dedee's character is developed so well that it is easy for people to dislike her. Christina Ricci's performance is great as usual. Lisa Kudrow is also good in her role as Bill's supportive best friend. There are indeed laughs as well, there are many jokes that work in the film. The "Mr I will pull out" joke really got me laughing! The hospital scene towards the is touching and affecting. That scene is the only time Dedee means what she says, and she says it with much sincerity and emotion. Great film, I recommend it!


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