Inlaws & Outlaws cleverly weaves together the true stories of couples and singles - both gay and straight - and all into a collective narrative that's as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. At the top of the film, we meet a variety of storytellers one on one. We don't know who's gay or straight or who's with whom. As their stories unfold and stereotypes fall by the wayside, love conquers all - and we find ourselves rooting for everyone. There's the story of two Mormon women, secretly college sweethearts until one follows the path her parents have chosen for her and marries - with her beloved serving as her bridesmaid. There's the ex-Marine who has no idea what a happy relationship looks like until he stumbles across his future partner one night at a bar. And there's the nice girl from Brooklyn who somehow always picks the guys who don't treat her right - until she finds and marries a fellow almost too good to be true. With remarkable honesty, good humor, great music and real heart, ... Written by
True Stories Project
I saw this film at a packed theater in Cleveland. The film brought me to tears, made me laugh, made me think, and made me want to get its message out to others. The emotional depth of this movie is bound to affect even the most hardened person. The stories of these people are the stories of all of us. Young/old, black/white, straight/gay, and how important and affirming the recognition of marriage, no matter what its definition, is. This is a movie with a message, and that message rings loud and clear, that everyone counts. I hope to share this film with everyone I know, and maybe even some I don't know. I plan on petitioning my church to show the film. I encourage everyone to see this film.
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