All of Greenleaf, Indiana is watching this year's telecast of the Oscars as Hollywood heartthrob and local boy made good Cameron Drake has been nominated for his first ever Best Actor Oscar for his latest movie role as a gay soldier. Cameron's high school English teacher Howard Brackett is overjoyed when Cameron wins the award and mentions Howard's contribution in his acting life. That joy turns to horror when Cameron mentions to the worldwide audience that Howard is gay, especially horrific to Howard as he is engaged to fellow teacher Emily Montgomery, a woman with self-esteem issues as she had battled weight issues most of her life before she lost seventy-five pounds for the wedding. Howard's life is totally disrupted as Hollywood media descends on Greenleaf in order to get Howard's story. The rest of Greenleaf also openly wonders if Howard is indeed gay, as he exhibits many stereotypical gay tendencies, such as being neat, and loving music, dancing, poetry and Barbra Streisand. His...Written by
Joan Cusack plays Matt Dillon's former high school teacher in this movie, even though she is only two years older than he is and they played classmates and age contemporaries in My Bodyguard (1980). She states she was a student teacher when she helped him in school, which could explain how they could be close in age. See more »
Outside the diner with Howard and Peter. See more »
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Think about John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold doesn't dance, he can barely walk.
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During the end credits, the cast is dancing to "Macho Man" and goofing off at Berniece and Frank's wedding reception. See more »
IN AND OUT is a riotously funny screwball comedy. What else can you expect from gifted screenwriter Paul Rudnick, who made the Addams Family movies more clever than you'd expect. His gift for wickedly funny one-liners are highly evident in this movie, and the terrific cast doesn't hurt. Kevin Kline is wonderful as usual, and Debbie Reynolds is lovable as a mother whose top priority is a beautiful wedding. But the real standout is Joan Cusack as Kevin Kline's fiancee. She is a hilarious physical comedian and she delivers her lines with such perfection. There are on-target jabs at the media, bulimic supermodels, and a running gag involving Barbra Streisand that is predictable but hysterical. You'll love IN AND OUT.
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