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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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A mediocre attempt
24 November 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a young man who moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. His life gets complicated when his boss takes a special interest in him.

"The Art of Being Straight" is a realistic down to earth story. The lead character Jesse Rosen is handsome and is convincing as a confused man. However, the story telling is not so good. It fails to create tension or suspense. There is little to stir the emotions of viewers, which I find a fatal flaw. The only interesting character is Rachel Castillo, whose performance is the most natural and convincing. I guess "The Art of Being Straight" might be an autobiographical account from the writer. It is not terrible, it is not particularly entertaining either.

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