The Art of Being Straight (2008)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 June 2008 (USA)
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A sexy, comedic drama about two college friends questioning their careers and sexuality in east Los Angeles.



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Credited cast:
Paul (as Johnny Ray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Castillo ...
Jim Dineen ...
Young Male Office Assistant
Jared Grey ...
Tyler Jenich ...
Alan LaPolice ...
Marie Lively ...
Anne Reeder ...
Jesse Rosen ...
Renee (as Dana May Salah)
Pete Scherer ...


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

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Comedy | Drama



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Surprise Sleeper
2 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a real surprise sleeper. It starts out so slow and casual that it lulls you into the story and before you know it you are zapped as though hit on the head with a two by four and it just takes you for the ride which has you gnawing your knuckles. The cast is as perfect as can be and beautifully written in terms of character and motivation. In fact the script is a real gem written with not only a great deal of heart but real understanding of human nature. The ending was a shock, however, and my buddy and I sat there in silence trying to grasp the idea that the film was actually over. Then it hit us both almost at the same time that the story really had gone as far as it could and that the title of the film said it all.

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