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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)

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

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A Mais Fabulosa Vida Social de Ethan Green  »

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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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In the book store scene at the beginning of the film, in the close-up of the gay Republican, the film is flipped, as you can tell from his shirt buttons being on the other side and the "SALE" sign behind him being reversed. See more »

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Hat Sister: There are three things I know in life: One, you make your own reality and destinies. Two, no matter where you move, no matter how many times you move, there will always be an International Male catalogue on your doorstep, and when you open it you'll feel fat. And number three, if you want something, really want something, for all the right reasons, grab it by the balls, and don't let go.
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Referenced in BearCity 2: The Proposal (2012) See more »

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Let It Go
Written by Audrey Capotosta
Performed by Teddy's Cheer Club
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Hilarious if episodic film deserves to be cross-over hit
18 June 2006 | by (Jersey City, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

We went last night to by far the funniest new film of the year so far, THE MOSTLY UNFABULOUS SOCIAL LIFE OF ETHAN GREEN, an R rated (a few decades ago it would have been considered an X) release drawn rather brilliantly from a not-so-brilliant but long running comic strip in a number of "alternate" publications.

I was never a big fan of the strip which was crudely drawn and heavy handed in conception - or so it seemed in the papers and the several compilation books published - but on screen at New York's Quad Cinema, the characters are almost *perfectly* cast to resemble more attractive versions of the cartoon characters and screen writer David Vernon has been given latitude to smooth out and improve on the hilarious conundrums in Generation-X Ethan's self destructive social life (finding an intriguing blend of lots of sex but all too little satisfaction).

In some ways, this is a gay-male version of SEX AND THE CITY: whenever Ethan finds an almost perfect mate, you KNOW he will somehow screw it up (no pun intended). Right now, it's being marketed to a largely gay audience, but it's so well written and directed (feel-good date movie, "independent" variety), it should cross over to a much wider audience and deserves to do for the actor playing Ethan (Daniel Letterle from CAMP!) what BILLY'S Hollywood SCREEN KISS did for "Will & Grace's" Sean Hayes.

The movie is as episodic as Voltaire's Candide, but just as perceptive, and the very episodic nature gives the entire supporting cast (ranging from Meridith Baxter's all too supportive mother to Joel Brooks & Richard Riehle's "Hat Sisters" to Dean Shelton's oversexed teen entrepreneur, "Punch," to Rebecca Lowman's Ann Coulter look-alike/psychotically depressed real estate agent, "Sunny Deals") equal chances to shine, and shine they do.

The grand farce scene where ALL the romantic threads (including, in addition to the above, an ex-football pro, a landlord ex-lover, a Log Cabin Republican fiancé and Ethan's lesbian roommate) come together in the house where Ethan is trying to carve out a coherent love life tops one great laugh with another as if Feydeau-plotted and will have you howling.

Silly, sunny summer fun, and *highly* recommended to straight and gay alike open minded enough to laugh at a very funny but true look at how the other half (or at least a goodly younger part of 10%) loves. Stick around after the fine double ending for the playing cards from the plot significant "Dream Date" board game scattered through the credit "crawl." Its a device that hasn't been used as well since FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.


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