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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 April 2005 (USA)
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A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.

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A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.

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You think you have dating problems...

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$11,002 (USA) (16 June 2006)

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$152,810 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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Ethan mistakenly lends his mother an adult film entitled "Dawson's Crack." This is obviously a spoof on the hit WB series, "Dawson's Creek." David Monahan played the recurring character of Tobey Barret, Jack McPhee's boyfriend, on "Dawson's Creek." See more »

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The book from which Kyle is reading at the book-signing switches between hardback and paperback. See more »

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Punch Epstein: Remember when you said you never really get over people? FYI, I'm totally over you.
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References Beaches (1988) See more »

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Written by Mike Benecke
Performed by Teddy's Cheer Club
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The self-defeatist title is a warning...bitchy retorts substituting for an unfabulous screenplay
15 August 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

26-year-old gay man fears he will never find true happiness after a series of romantic dumps and cast-offs have led him back into the arms of his ex-boyfriend, who is currently preparing for a commitment ceremony to his lover, a stuffy gay Republican. With both a bombastic sense of satire and an unbroken string of snotty quips, "Ethan Green" never even approaches becoming a fabulous same-sex romantic comedy. Openly gay cartoonist Eric Orner surely didn't mean for his popular comic strip series to become yet another angst-in-the-boudoir farce, formulated around a carousel of failed gay relationships. None of the immature central characters are willing to think outside the box; they are picky, petulant, and boring (even with their shirts off). At one point, the protagonist (rather incredibly) doles out some seasoned dating advice in a scene scored with a plaintive piano. It is the height of ridiculousness that such a bald-faced attempt to tickle a gay audience with the usual shallow conceits like flashes of skin and bitchy banter should suddenly turn introspective. The fickle nature of gay love is addressed continually--which is predictable considering the filmmakers are not interested in seeing a relationship through. To the people who made this movie, commitment is viewed as the end of the line; the comedic thrust of the material is all in the early coupling. I think they got it backwards. *1/2 from ****


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