Testosterone (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 June 2004 (USA)
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Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Seagrave
Pablo Alesandro
Pablo's Mother
Dario Dukah ...
Sharon, the Perky Chick
Davenia McFadden ...
Ezequiel Abeijón ...
Martín Borisenko ...
Hot Cater Waiter
Barbara Bunge ...
Gustavo Chapa ...
Cemetery Man
Daniel Di Biase ...
Taxi Driver
Gabriel Dottavio ...


Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him and his editor, Louise, is hounding him. Instead of working, however, Dean spends his time searching for his Argentine lover Pablo, who went out one night for cigarettes and never came back. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use






Release Date:

26 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Testosterona  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,452 (USA) (10 September 2004)


$29,452 (USA) (10 September 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Dean Seagrave: I'm just a fag with a gun who needs a chainsaw.
[sees a building]
Dean Seagrave: And there's an Argentine Home Depot!
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Entertaining, Challenging, Fun, Dark -- Well Worth Your Attention...!
11 July 2005 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

David Moreton and Dennis Hensley did a fantastic job with their screen adaptation of James Robert Baker's novel 'Testosterone.' David Moreton's second-only turn in the Director's chair is impressive, as was his choice of locations. Buenos Aires is one of the most striking and remarkable cities on the planet. The Argentine people are sophisticated and intriguing -- exactly what this story demands. Wonderful costume design highlights the Porteños' eye for fashion. In addition, the original music is light and amusing when it should be, turning dark and captivating just when it is vital.

The casting was virtually perfect. David Sutcliffe and Celina Font bring 'Dean' and 'Sofia' to life as if they were born to play the characters. Antonio Sabato Jr as 'Pablo' IS the quintessential Latin lover. As always, Jennifer Coolidge offers us laughter, this time giving us the take-no-crap 'Louise'. Leonardo Brzezicki's 'Marcos' takes us from distrust and contempt, to empathy and compassion. This guy is a true 'find' -- let us see more from him soon. Then the amazing Sonia Braga delivers 'Mrs Alesandro' at a level of outstanding few others could achieve.

'Testosterone' will make you a bit sad, let you have a few laughs, remind you we have all made at least one bad relationship choice, offer one mans decision on how he will reach closure, and will keep you thinking for days to follow.

'Awful?' 'Dreadful?' 'Terrible?' Harsh for a film that never claims to be an epic blockbuster. Moreover, if this was such a bad project, one wonders why do so many have rather deep questions into the characters, their motivations, and interconnections. Not to mention the seemingly endless quest to figure out the true meaning behind this films ending.

If you are looking to be entertained and a bit challenged, with a sufficient amount of foreign culture and 'eye candy' to ensure your attention is held, you need to see David Moreton's 'Testosterone.'

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