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Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

 |  Comedy  |  28 May 2009 (USA)
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Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Jordan ...
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson
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Thomas
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Professor Daniel Van Devere
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Anya Gunnunderson
Jim Wharton ...
Man in Bathroom
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Peter Stanford
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Martha Stanford
Derek Long ...
Sven Gunnunderson
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Heather Mancuso
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Diego
Kevin F. Sherry ...
Bad Sweater Guy
Jessica Degase ...
College Students
Meagen Johnson ...
College Students
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Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does? Written by Anonymous

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When Heather Mancuso (Alison Arngrim) comes to wish the Gunnundersons a Merry Christmas, Anya Gunnunderson says to Heather "Oh, don't be such a Nellie!" Arngrim played the part of Nellie Oleson on the 1974 series Little House on the Prairie. See more »

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When Abby is talking to Nathan in the back yard porch swing, her hands jump from being behind her back, tucked into her lap, and fists placed on hips within split seconds, then back again. See more »

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Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Wanna go find the other young people? Maybe they're all playing spin the bottle somewhere.
Nathan Stanford: Oooh, my favorite sport.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Yeah, like you ever kissed a girl before!
Nathan Stanford: Yeah, Frieda Belluci, fifth grade.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Really?
Nathan Stanford: Yup.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: What was that like?
Nathan Stanford: Well... you know...
[whispers]
Nathan Stanford: made me gay.
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Better than I expected
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being gay, I'm subjected to a lot of bad gay movies. It's solidarity; we know they're bad, but we watch them anyway, out of loyalty more than anything else. This is why I'm glad to report that Make the Yuletide Gay is, well, not bad. It's not great, but when I was going in expecting another cringe-worthy gay romantic "comedy", I got a pretty decent... gay romantic comedy. The writer needs a few lessons in subtlety, given the vast number of over-the-top stereotypes and often wince-inducing double entendre in the film, but the actors take the material and make it work pretty well. As a long-time fan of Degrassi: The Next Generation, I primarily was interested in Adamo Ruggiero's movie debut, and he acquits himself nicely. His character starts off as vain and somewhat obnoxious but becomes sympathetic as the film progresses, and when Ruggiero smiles that beautiful smile of his, I can't help but love him all the more. It's a fun little film, and if you can get past some of the writing, it's worth a watch.


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