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In this expertly crafted comedy of marriage, the perfect gay couple are having a wedding in their backyard and they've invited the family and all their emotional baggage. When the happy couple starts fighting over what to call it, you know it's going to be a long day. Written by
This movie is a bit like an Altman movie with a giant cast of characters where you hop from person to person to track what is happening as they prepare for and attend a gay wedding. The plot intricately weaves the lives and the themes of death and bearing children.
Brendan Fletcher as Dylan, the manipulative, sexy street kid mom invites just to stir things up steals the show.
Many times in the movie I screamed out "no gay person would ever say that". It was clearly written by a sympathetic clever straight person imagining what gay folk would say. Much of the dialog is far too bitchy to come out of the mouths of today's young gays, and certainly not from a couple about to marry.
Lots of nudity and sex. The sex scenes were quite convincing.
It was shot on location in Vancouver. It spooked me several times when the set looked so much like the house I used to live in with the love of my life on East 27th Avenue.
The film is an odd mix of comedy and tragedy. Some of the co-incidences in the plot seem out of character unless you treat the movie as comedy.
The photography and sound is fully professional, something you don't expect from local film.
The film contains a scene, the most honest I have seen in film, about what is like to be male and horny. On the other hand, characters often do things for motives I cannot fathom.
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