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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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Rick Foster
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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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Fame... Money... Girls... What's his secret?

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4 March 2004 (USA)  »

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

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$45,463 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Adam Greer and 'Carrie Preston' originated the roles of Rick and Sally in the stage play. See more »

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The sign on the Post Office says United States Postal Service. The USPS didn't exist in the 1950s. At that time it was the United States Post Office. See more »

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Saul Ornstein: [seeing an electric organ in the middle of his office:] What the hell?
Sally: It's Guy's birthday present. They're oodles of fun at parties. I needed someplace to hide it.
Saul Ornstein: A lot full of empty stages, and you pick here?
Sally: Well, this is just were they delivered it. I was gonna move it myself, but it was too heavy on account of I had it done in walnut because that's more masculine. Do you suppose Guy will like it?
Saul Ornstein: Will Guy like a masculine organ? I think that's a safe bet.
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No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

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Fun, smart, spoof of closeted 50s Hollywood
27 August 2005 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It was a fun, witty, and fresh look at 50s Hollywood. The fact that it deals with gay characters aside, it has a fun, but strong message about the extent of how far McCarthy era probes went to play on public fears. This time it's dished right back to the fear-mongers.

The movie is shot on high-color film stock that makes it feel more like a 50s Technicolor feature. The characters are over-the-top and the sets are "fabulous." On the technical side, this movie has several long single-shot scenes that make it feel more like a 50s-era movie. I hear that they were equally difficult for the actors and crew to get get a good take. Most movie takes today are only seconds long with different camera takes strung together to make a scene. In Straight-Jacket, they pan the camera to make a very long, stage-like scene.

The humor of the film is very smart & witty. I always like a comedy where secondary & minor characters are used to carry the comedy while the main characters carry more of a straight plot. In this film, you can't wait for the next witty entanglement with either the butler (Michael Emerson) or the agent (Veronica Cartwright.) Of course, there are several on-going gags that lighten the serious message of the film.


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