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The Opposite of Sex (1997)

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A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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Don Roos

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Don Roos
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Dedee Truitt
Martin Donovan ... Bill Truitt
Lisa Kudrow ... Lucia DeLury
Lyle Lovett ... Sheriff Carl Tippett
Johnny Galecki ... Jason Bock
William Lee Scott ... Randy Cates
Ivan Sergei ... Matt Mateo
Megan Blake ... Bobette
Colin Ferguson ... Tom DeLury
Dan Bucatinsky ... Timothy
Chauncey Leopardi ... Joe
Rodney Eastman ... Ty
Heather Fairfield ... Jennifer Oakes
Amy Atkins Amy Atkins ... TV Reporter
Leslie Grossman ... Girl Student
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A 16 year old Louisiana girl moves in with her homosexual half-brother and immediately starts coming on to his sexual partner, finally forcing him into an affair in which she becomes pregnant. The whole affair blows into a scandal exposing her school teacher brother and the true parent of the child is called into question as it is revealed that there have been a series of lovers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sex related dialogue and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

After Randy has been shot, and Dede and Matt take off, Lucia and Bill are in Lucia's hotel room and there is a pizza box, on the bed, behind Bill. It first appears open, but is closed a moment later. See more »

Quotes

Lucia DeLury: [to the crowd of reporters who have gathered on Bill's front lawn] You are all assholes! Jennifer? Jennifer Oakes, is that you?
Jennifer Oakes: Hi, Miss DeLury. Any comment on the charges against William Truitt?
Lucia DeLury: And I wrote you a letter of recommendation.
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Crazy Credits

No minor was used to portray any sexually explicit conduct. See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' For Love
Written by Hank Hunter and Stan Vincent (as Steven Vincent)
Performed by Jeanie Stahl
Produced and Arranged by Mason Daring
Very Special Thanks to Windsept Pacific and Lysa Grande
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A mixed bag, but good enough
1 July 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This was a fun film, and I'm certainly glad that I saw it, but I was still hoping for something a little better. I especially liked the characters played by Donovan and Kudrow, but I didn't like the one played by Ricci, and so I felt that the movie was generally better when her voice was absent. That's not to say that she gave a weak performance, in fact, I would say that the whole cast was great. But I would say that her narration really wasn't all that funny, and I only liked her when she was introducing new characters or summarizing the basic story. This wasn't the gem that I was hoping for, but thanks to a brisk pace, some intelligent writing, and a few likable characters, I can still marginally recommend this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Opposite of Sex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,385, 25 May 1998

Gross USA:

$5,881,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,881,367
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Company Credits

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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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