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Straight-Jacket (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  4 March 2004 (USA)
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In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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$2,888 (USA) (3 December 2004)

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$45,463 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Jackie Hoffman, who originated the role of Jerry in the stage play, was asked to reprise her role, but couldn't due to her appearance in "Hairspray: The Musical." See more »

Goofs

The wall telephone (in Guy's apartment), is not period. They didn't have phones like that until the late 60's. The phone cord is not accurate either. That phone appears to have a modular connection, and not the thick type cord in the older phones. See more »

Quotes

Guy Stone: Um, what do you do for fun?
Sally: Watch Guy Stone movies.
Guy Stone: Really? Me too.
Sally: Oh, and I'm taking an acting class from the prestigious Tom Hertz.
Guy Stone: Ah, Tom, sure.
Sally: You take from him?
Guy Stone: Sometimes I'm the student, sometimes I'm the teacher. So, you wanna be an actress?
Sally: Oh, gosh, no. Actresses are whores.
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No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

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Serious vs. Fun
30 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a quote by a popular musical duo where they talk about some of their albums as being meant to be taken seriously where as others are meant to be taken as entertainment or for the pleasure and enjoyment. I think film should be viewed this way as well. On that level, this works fine as an entertainment. It's very obvious an independent film with a limited budget and, if anyone bothered to do some research or get the DVD and listen to the voice over, they would have discovered that Skywalker Sound donates their services to films that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it. So the people complaining about the CGI or the sound obviously have no conception of what an independent movie is. The fact that mainstreams studios have been funding $5 and $10 million movies and releasing them through their art house labels skewers the fact that a number of films are still made and released for budgets well under that. There's no way they had $10M for this movie.

It's a good example of attempting to do what was done with Down With Love but without the budget. The performances are fine, with some really good work by a few of the performers, the dialogue was good although the situations and resolutions were, not surprisingly, predictable, especially at times. It should exceed your expectations unless you really are expecting a $5 or $10 million production or more.


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