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Date and Switch (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  14 February 2014 (USA)
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Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.

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High school seniors Michael and Matty make a pact to help each other lose their virginity before their high school prom. Their plan hits a snag when Matty tells his best friend that he's gay. Michael's supportive but awkward attempts to help Matty fit in put a strain on their decade-long friendship. Their friendship is further tested when Michael falls for Matty's former girlfriend and Matty falls for a guy whom Michael wouldn't approve of. Prom looms and Michael and Matty have to repair their friendship and then figure out their love lives. Written by Anne Campbell

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Love's all about finding the right combination.

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Rated R for strong sexual content including crude dialogue, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

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A fun film
4 March 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of two best friends in high school preparing for prom. One of them comes out as gay, and their friendship is tested.

"Date and Switch" is a fun and lighthearted comedy about a teenager coming to terms with his sexuality, exploring his life and lifestyle. The film is full of stereotypical characters and situations, but one thing that is not stereotypical is that the lead characters are not the super camp queen that is present in many gay films. The emotional climax is a little disappointing, but the fun and happy ending makes up for it. "Date and Switch" has a but of predictability and a bit of unpredictability. I guess that's what makes the film fun.


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