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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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Hero for your Heart
Written by Simon Steadman and Charlton Pettus
Performed by Simon Steadman and Charlton Pettus
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Finally a movie without stereotypical gay characters
20 February 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I've watched plenty of gay movies/series and unfortunately they always tend to stick to the same stereotype of the "queen", colourful, flamboyant gay men. This one finally breaks free from that mould and presents a consistent coming out/of age story with a non-stereotypical gay main character, someone who doesn't like musical theatre, Britney Spears and is actually on the chubby side, which was quite refreshing to see. Granted, it's still a teen/prom movie like oh so many out there, but the acting was fine throughout and the setting/location was pleasant too. It was good to see some familiar faces like Dakota Johnson, Megan Mullaly and "Ron Swanson" acting like his usual butch self, albeit with glasses this time around. I thoroughly recommend it if you are tired of the usual gay stuff and want something light and fun to watch.


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