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Brendan Ehrlick, star of TV's popular cop series "Hard Justice," would like to come out of the closet to his parents. His first step? Come out to his best friend Cory in Florida and solicit his help. Cory already knows he's gay but comes to L.A. anyway, where his actions, rather than help Brendan, put him in awkward, possibly career-threatening situations. As corporate managers advise Brendan to remain uninformative in dealing with paparazzi, Cory ventures off into a one-night-stand with Emily, a lesbian on the rebound from a toxic relationship. He falls for her, but being with him confuses her life-long lesbian identity. Her struggles with this prompt Cory towards suddenly becoming a better friend to Brendan, leading to an immediate abduction followed by a violent, sword-wielding confrontation at the "Hard Justice" cast party. Written by
In the film you are warned beforehand that in LA the line between dreams and reality is thinner, but once you take the quirkiness away, the script is a classic boy meets girl. I love Max Landis and I think he is a brilliant writer, but this movie didn't feel quite right.
I was laughing (which is grand in itself), but I predicted every joke before it happened. I wasn't surprised by the weirdness, therefore it felt superfluous.
Without actually disliking the film - I had quite a bit of fun - I can't call it a success either. The sense of being off is quite strong. The actors did great, as well. Perhaps it was all too quirky without needing to. I don't know. I really think Landis can do a lot better.
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