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If you think it's everyone else... it's probably you!
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A socially shunned columnist finds his romantic match online, but messaging under the wrong account causes his sleazy roommate's picture to be forwarded, creating an identity mix-up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Nicholas Downs ... Blaine

David Loren ... Xander

Adam Huss ... Cameron

Michelle Laurent ... Michelle
Michael Donahue ... Antonio

Bob Rumnock ... Bob

Bruce Gray ... Ernie
Christopher King ... Frontier Model

Keith Roenke ... Barista

Christopher Tisa ... Coffee Patron (as Chris Tisa)
Brian Schulze ... Cameron's Friend
Bryce Blais ... Drew

Jed Bernard ... Pool Shark
Brody Kramer ... Man in bed
Michael Hennessy ... Bartender #1

Alisa Berhorst ... Bartender #2 (as Alisa J. Campbell)
Jeremiah Dupre ... Bartender #3
Sam Wickham ... Jogger
Gabriel Coble ... Neighbor #1
Derek Soldenski ... Neighbor #2
Beau Nelson ... Club Kid
Paul A. Becker ... GoGo Dancer #1
Michael Elepterakis ... GoGo Dancer #2

Oskar Rodriguez ... GoGo Dancer #3
Brandon David Wright ... GoGo Dancer #4 (as Brandon Wright)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucky Daniels ... GoGo Dancer #5 (uncredited)
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Directed by
J.C. Calciano 
 
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J.C. Calciano 

Produced by
Michael Amato .... executive producer
Michael Amato .... producer
J.C. Calciano .... producer
Aaron Karns .... line producer
John McAveeney .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Farrell 
 
Cinematography by
Joshua W. Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Cynthia Ludwig 
 
Casting by
Mark Sikes 
 
Art Direction by
Noah C. Haeussner 
 
Costume Design by
Noah C. Haeussner 
 
Production Management
Julie Ann Le .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Amato .... first assistant director
Aaron Karns .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Noah C. Haeussner .... property master
Doug Prinzivalli .... property master
Crystal Rosas .... graphic designer
 
Special Effects by
Rod Maxwell .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Rod Maxwell .... special visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Dropkin .... steadicam operator
Devin Dygert .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Noah C. Haeussner .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Mike Bissonette .... additional editor (as Michael Bissonette)
 
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Lesli Lytle .... script supervisor
 

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93 min
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Continuity: Sixty-two minutes into the film when Xander asks Ernie what he thinks he should do, Xander is looking at the floor, but in the next shot, Xander is looking at Ernie.See more »
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Xander:We drank, then went on back to his place where I puked and passed out.
Ernie:Oh, God. The good old days.
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I'm Afraid So..., 29 June 2011
Author: TonyDood from United States

I was really rooting for this one--the "gay rom-com" can be a wonderful thing that indulges one's fantasies and even conveys a truth or two. There is still much territory to be mined in stories about dating in the digital age, life in big cities, coming of age as a gay man in a more tolerant society, the relationships between gay men and women and young gay men and their elders, but I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for those stories. Here we have a fantasy that is so far from reality that it's not fun for the viewer, shaking his head in disbelief. It's as if the author of the film wants to have his cake and eat it without so much as a glance into a cookbook to see how much actual work cake-baking requires to get such pleasant results.

First the "one note joke" of the film, that two people who have had at least 2 nights of intimate phone calls (although, other than phone sex, it appears all they do is say, "I like that TOO!") would not pick up right away that a mistake has been made when they meet, just doesn't work. This concept would be perfect for a short film or sitcom (specifically Three's Company) but is a tough one to sustain for 90 minutes. Because all it would take is one or two sentences to clear up the whole mess (and end the movie), and because no one SAYS those sentences, we are left believing our protagonists are stupid people, and it's difficult to enjoy the process of their discovery or even like them (despite being portrayed by guys who are handsome and not bad actors--you can't blame them for some of the wince-inducing dialog). I looked at my watch halfway through the film with disbelief...the "reveal" (that even a 4 year old could see coming--would anyone rent a movie like this to NOT see the heros get together eventually?) was going to be delayed for another 45 minutes? Yes.

Second, the world of this film is curious to the point of drawing one out of the movie. I know the coffee shop where some of the action takes place, and the magazine that is highlighted, which would seem to indicate the film takes place in West Hollywood...if so, it's an alternate universe where everyone is white, under 30, gay or gay-friendly. One of the bars looks suspiciously like a set built in someone's garage (we only see 2 walls of it). No one really seems to work...do these people have hobbies? What do they do all day when they aren't involved in our protagonist finding or not finding the man of his dreams? How do they know each other? Why do they CARE about each other? The women we encounter are by and large fag hags who exist only to comfort or antagonize their gay companions (the one whose only personality trait is having sex with a riding crop in particular). There is one man who appears to be (gasp!) over 50 and he is treated, as is often the case in films but not real life, like some wise sage, a knowing gay Gandalf who again exists for no other purpose than to support the young heroes. Meanwhile, his sudden, and constant, intrusions into his hot young ward's life are creepy and borderline criminal. Bruce Gray delivers some fun quips but was clearly not "directed," though he seems to do his best. Meanwhile--what if the old man and the young kid had found something in common? Or if Xander had turned out to be ugly or of some ethnic persuasion Blaine found initially distasteful? Now there are some challenges. Well he SAID he was in love with the PERSON didn't he?

But mostly I found the central conceit of the film the hardest to swallow...Blaine, like most love-sick protagonists in rom-com films, is supposed to be a sort of undiscovered Cinderella: if only a guy would show up in his life everything would be better. This fallacy is the essence of good rom-coms of course, but ignores the truth, which is that a "good" relationship is born out of trust and develops gradually over time. In the same way that a person with little experience would see older gay men only as quippy, neutered fairies, gal-pals as emotional tampons and go-go boys as hot-pantsed (it's not a "g-string" btw) older brothers, one might look at a "good relationship" between two people as something built on a couple great phone calls and attractive looks. Oh, if only.

What has Blaine offered? What has changed about him by the end of the film? He got everything he wanted and didn't have to do anything but admit he made a mistake that was so foolish and ill-conceived it would be a deal-breaker even for someone desperate, let alone a perfect knight in shining cowboy suit (at least until he sneaks into Blaine's apartment to "sing"...well, to each his own--frankly I might have called the cops). People who say they want to take long walks on the beach with someone should try taking one themselves first--it can be really nice, and then when you do have someone you can share your location with them. People who say they want to cuddle in bed on Sunday with someone ought to be made aware that sometimes people don't smell that good first thing in the morning, but if you care about them you get over it.

Well, again--this isn't reality, it's fantasy, and for all its faults the film looked pretty good for a micro-budget, had many cute moments, and I thought about it enough to warrant writing something on IMDb about it. I hope for many more films that try to tackle the issues of this one, and I hope they succeed in the attempt where this one failed.

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