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Almost Normal (2005)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 May 2005 (USA)
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A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Andrew Keitch ...
Brad Jenkins
Joan Lauckner ...
Julie Erwin
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Roland Davis
Nils Haaland ...
Terry
Kehry Anson Lane ...
Bill Dempson
Joel Egger ...
Dwayne Twillis
Virginia Smith ...
Doris Jenkins
Brad Buffum ...
Bob Jenkins
Mary Douglass ...
Louise Baker
Steve Balsarini ...
Halbert Baker
John Brennan ...
Mr. Thompson
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Steven Davis (as Adam Jefferis)
Katherine Nora Le Roy ...
Yolanda
Stan Brown ...
Mr. Fock
Eric Smith ...
Keith Stevens
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A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant behavior. Then something else happens. He meets a girl. And suddenly normal becomes ...well almost normal. Written by Marc Moody

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A train passing behind Brad and Roland when they are sitting at a train station has a Burlington Northern Santa Fe flag. The BNSF merger didn't occur until 1996, yet the time period is supposed to be 1985. See more »

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Bill Dempson: Me and you stopped talkin'.
Brad: You stopped talkin' to me.
Bill Dempson: Well, what happened?
Brad: Well, I told you I was a fag.
Bill Dempson: Oh, yeah.
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Well-trodden scenario gets a gay twist, but film can't decide which audience to target...
30 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

40-year-old gay teacher has a car accident and dreams he's back in high school again--only this time, gay is 'normal' and he's attracted to a comely female student. Silly, low-budget, under-populated comedy-drama is more ambitious than its thin production or straight-seeming cast can handle. The script is stuck in a revolving closet--the teacher has to come out all over again--and it's never clear to whom the picture is meant to appeal, straight or gay audiences. The filmmakers' idea of a novel twist is to have the homosexuals be the unyielding bashers, but is the movie preaching tolerance and acceptance or is it a treatise for heterosexuals in need of reassurance? (after all, their side wins). A less 'colorful' take on this material might have made for a funnier and perhaps thought-provoking comedy, but "Almost Normal" doesn't even scratch the surface of those possibilities. * from ****


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