MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 186 this week

The Art of Being Straight (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 June 2008 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 503 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 11 critic

A sexy, comedic drama about two college friends questioning their careers and sexuality in east Los Angeles.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 18 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1539 titles
created 21 Jul 2013
 
a list of 155 titles
created 07 Sep 2013
 
a list of 17 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Art of Being Straight (2008)

The Art of Being Straight (2008) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Art of Being Straight.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out... See full summary »

Director: David Gleeson
Stars: Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shiels
Dorian Blues (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him.

Director: Tennyson Bardwell
Stars: Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Steve Fletcher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Twin 18-year-olds hitchhike to their mother's funeral in Spain. The journey changes their lives forever.

Director: Pascal-Alex Vincent
Stars: Alexandre Carril, Victor Carril, Anaïs Demoustier
Solo IV (2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm. Handsome middle class Manuel (Patrico Ramos), hurt by his previous ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Briem Stamm
Stars: Patricio Ramos, Mario Verón, Carlos Echevarría
Leo's Room (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Buchichio
Stars: Martín Rodríguez, Cecilia Cósero, Gerardo Begérez
Bookends (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Eight twenty-somethings gather together to celebrate the birthday of a mutual friend. Before the evening concludes, relationships are tested, hearts are broken and passions are renewed.

Director: Matt Riddlehoover
Stars: Matt Riddlehoover, Brandon Eaves, Lindsey Hancock
You'll Get Over It (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.

Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve
Stars: Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Jérémie Elkaïm
The Man I Love (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Giusti
Stars: Jean-Michel Portal, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Mathilde Seigner
Strapped (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants.

Director: Joseph Graham
Stars: Ben Bonenfant, Nick Frangione, Artem Mishin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Paul is a success who has gone stale with his work and his life. He has lost the love of his life but they are still co-workers. So he decides to "get" cancer so he can be popular again ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Simon
Stars: Benjamin Lutz, John Werskey, Jackson Palmer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug ... See full summary »

Director: Gaël Morel
Stars: Nicolas Cazalé, Stéphane Rideau, Thomas Dumerchez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At 52, traveling salesman Wolfgang Zenker (Edgar Selge) is in old school territory: he peddles the company's classic clothing line to boutiques that cater to women over 35... See full synopsis »

Director: Ingo Rasper
Stars: Edgar Selge, Florian Bartholomäi, Roman Knizka
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Paul (as Johnny Ray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Castillo ...
Maddy
Jim Dineen ...
Young Male Office Assistant
Jared Grey ...
Andy
Jesse Janzen ...
Brian
Tyler Jenich ...
Cole
Alan LaPolice ...
Rand
Marie Lively ...
Donna
...
Matt
Anne Reeder ...
Simone
Emilia Richeson ...
Anna
Jesse Rosen ...
Jon
...
Renee (as Dana May Salah)
Pete Scherer ...
Aaron
...
Bela
Edit

Storyline

John thinks he's got it all figured out. He's young, good looking and has always had a way with the ladies. After a break-up with his girlfriend, he moves west to Los Angeles for a fresh start. He is officially back on the market and looking to score. Crashing on his buddy Andy's couch is a comforting return to the college patterns of partying, womanizing and trash talk with the guys. However, reconnecting with his old flame Maddie proves to be surprising when she introduces him to her girlfriend, Anna. An aspiring photographer, John takes an entry-level position at an ad agency, determined to prove himself. Things get a little confusing when Paul, a successful executive at the firm, takes a special interest in John, and when John ends up in Paul's bed, his world is turned completely upside down. The Art of Being Straight explores one man's unexpected search for identity. More than just a story of seduction, John's journey to find himself proves to be almost more than he can handle, ... Written by Kristine Kolton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,778 (USA) (5 June 2009)

Gross:

$10,382 (USA) (26 June 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth seeing
9 June 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Though not a major movie, it is fun and has many nicely observed moments. I found the characters believable, especially the protagonist, played by Jarod Grey. He does a very good job. There are many scenes in which I thought he seemed completely real, such as when he gets chewed out at work for not sending a FedEx package properly, smoking pot in his driveway with his kooky neighbor and telling her he has slept with a guy, coming home to confusingly find his macho apartment mates with GAY spelled on their chests in grease paint, his reaction in the party scene when a girl he has recently slept with asks him whether he is gay, and especially I found the seduction scene very convincing and well done.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music is good and Rachael Castillo is terrific endecottp
Discuss The Art of Being Straight (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?