'29th and Gay' is the movie for the gay everyman. Following a year in the life of James Sanchez, it's a story about a guy rapidly approaching thirty, who doesn't have a six-pack, full head ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ready? OK! I (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this poignant comedy, a single mom struggles to understand her young son's obsession with dresses, dolls and girls' cheerleading. With the recent death of her absent father and her ... See full summary »

Director: James Vasquez
Stars: Caroline Hyatt, Brittny Perrotta, Alison Grace Norwood
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

Director: Richard Day
Stars: Matt Letscher, Carrie Preston, Adam Greer
Watercolors (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many ... See full summary »

Director: David Oliveras
Stars: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Ellie Araiza
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is ... See full summary »

Directors: Casper Andreas, Fred M. Caruso
Stars: Lena Hall, Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Bebe and DeeDee, best friends with different relationship problems, embark on a New York City misadventure with their new acquaintance, Clementine.

Director: Carrie Preston
Stars: Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis, Alia Shawkat
East Side Story I (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The arrival of Anglo newcomers to an East L.A. Latino neighborhood rocks the quiet world of a handsome young local who is torn between the family restaurant and life as a big city chef.

Director: Carlos Portugal
Stars: René Alvarado, David Berón, Gladise Jiminez
Ciao (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Both of them will have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while knowing each other.

Director: Yen Tan
Stars: Chuck Blaum, Adam Neal Smith, Ethel Lung
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.

Director: David Moreton
Stars: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Temptations at a drama camp threaten a gay relationship that may already be cooling.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Chris Salvatore, Daniel Skelton, Aaron Milo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A gay Internet connection is made, but entanglements ensue due to hiding behind the name and photo of a straight male stripper who happens to return to the area.

Director: Glenn Gaylord
Stars: Rebekah Kochan, Daniel Skelton, Chris Salvatore
Eating Out I (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Director: Tom Gustafson
Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Vasquez ...
James Sanchez (as James Vásquez)
Nicole Marcks ...
Roxy Hymen
David McBean ...
Brandon Bouvier
...
Andy Griffith
Annie Hinton ...
Mom
...
HIV Nurse
...
Gorilla
...
Steve
Rob MacAuley ...
Troy
James Synjyn ...
Dad
Steve Gunderson ...
Rico
Ari Lerner ...
James Age 8
Chris Damiano ...
Wrestler
Tim Irving ...
Married Man
Sam Cavanaugh ...
Perfect Boy
Edit

Storyline

'29th and Gay' is the movie for the gay everyman. Following a year in the life of James Sanchez, it's a story about a guy rapidly approaching thirty, who doesn't have a six-pack, full head of hair or a boyfriend. While his best friend Roxy, an actress-turned-activist, struggles with showing him there's life beyond the glitz of the disco ball, his other friend, Brandon, one of those gay boys comfortable in his own gay skin, works on getting James to at least talk to a boy. Feeling out of place in the world of circuit boys, caught between his Hispanic-American heritage and being gay, we watch James find his place in the world, realizing that life is in the journey, not the destination. Written by Mark Holmes

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Different Approach to a Genre Film
13 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Vásquez wrote and stars in what seems to be an autobiographical musing on the life of a plain, conflicted, wannabe actor who is trying to cope with his unsuccessful social life as he approaches his 29th birthday. Presented as a movie within a movie, Vásquez speaks as James Sanchez directly to the audience, sharing his background, his parents (Annie Hinton and James Synjyn) who progress from shock at his outing to overindulgent to the point of intrusion, and his best friends - the wacky Roxy (Nicole Marcks) and circuit guy Brandon (David McBean). The general idea is how to make the almost closeted James into a happily paired man and how his friends and family go about making his happen is written with a lot of snappy dialogue and with the introduction of some really fine character actors - Kali Rocha as an hilarious HIV Nurse and Mike Doyle as the super hunk coffee house waiter who is to become James' payoff! Directed by Carrie Preston the film moves along with a fast clip despite the elected technique of 'instant replay' used to define James' illusions from his reality. The production values of this low budget film are modest to say the least, but the premise of showing the life of a gay man who is not on the top of his life is worth watching. And there are some very good performances by newcomers who seem to have a future. Grady Harp


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find this movie? fitze1
Wonderful and funny! seattlethai
dreadul bjk1961
Discuss 29th and Gay (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?