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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)

 -  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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$11,002 (USA) (16 June 2006)

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$152,810 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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Based on the popular books and comic strip of the same name. See more »

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The paper coffee cup appears to be from Starbucks when Ethan is holding it in the kitchen, but when placed on the breakfast tray outside, it's clearly a different color and brand. See more »

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Juarez: Straight men can find love in their golden years, but it's harsher in the gay world.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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'A Bit of Pate?' 'I Drink it all Day!'
31 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A funny line from a funny song, but somehow it captures the mood of this light little comedy, made with enough wit and ingenuity to keep our attention, rehashing some tired gay stereotypes with a fresh approach, and in the end just offering a pastiche that should find an appreciative audience. George Bamber takes on his first directing role and uses a comic strip (Eric Orner) translated for the screen by David Vernon and populates his movie with an attractive cast of men (and women) and ably manages to make the individual frames of a comic strip almost become a smooth storyline.

Ethan Green (the talented Daniel Letterle) has problems with relationships: he has been in many from Juarez (Ramon De Ocampo) who still lives with Ethan's gay boy loving mother Harper (Meredith Baxter), to previously closeted baseball player Leo (Diego Serrano), to Kyle (David Monahan) to the very young Punch (Dean Shelton). The crux of the story revolves around the difficulty of selling Leo's house and the ways in which the various ex-lovers interact provides the somewhat frustrating line of dialogue.

Comic relief is supplied by two elderly gentlemen known as the Hat Sisters (Joel Brooks and Richard Riehle) as well as the shenanigans of the real estate people. Of course we know from the beginning who will end up with whom, but the getting there is fairly fun. The cast obviously has such a good time with the film that they forget to enunciate and so much of the dialogue is swallowed. But they are all fun to watch so it matters little that the superficial aspects of the story remain sub rosa. Grady Harp, October 06


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