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The Opposite of Sex (1997)

R | | Comedy | 22 May 1998 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Don Roos

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Dede Truitt
Martin Donovan ... Bill Truitt
Lisa Kudrow ... Lucia DeLury
Lyle Lovett ... Sheriff Carl Tippett
Johnny Galecki ... Jason Bock
William Lee Scott ... Randy 'One Ball' 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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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo opuesto del sexo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,385, 25 May 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,881,367
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Company Credits

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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final feature film produced by Rysher Entertainment, which would later shut down in 1999. See more »

Goofs

When Lucia (Lisa Kudrow) is following Jason and Martin into Canada, her map shows they are crossing at Windsor Ontario, but the next scene shows the border crossing in a rural setting. The crossing at Windsor is a 24 lane bridge crossing. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Carl Tippett: Say the point of sex isn't recreation or procreation or any of that stuff. Say it's concentration. Say it's supposed to focus your attention on the person you're sleeping with, like biological highlighter. Otherwise, there's just too many people in the world.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Hanging Up' (2000) See more »

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Pilot Mode
Written and Performed by Mason Daring
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Ground Breaking? Well... yeah.
31 December 2002 | by Bradley-drakeSee all my reviews

The Opposite of Sex does what Don Roos set it out to do. It brings the subject of homosexuality in all its forms to light in a hard hitting, funny in your face joy ride - but yet it's not a 'gay movie'. Ricci is wonderful as Dedee, our young 'tour guide' to this strange journey. Through her eyes we see her world of lies, deception and confusion. At times you might not like her, but thats what is great about the movie, it pulls you in. If your into witty one liners, a fast story line and terrific acting (two thumbs up to Lisa Kudrow!)than this movie is for you. After a movie that makes you think about other peoples lifestyles and situations? give it a try. As an eighteen year old, I recommend this movie for older teens and up and give it a 8/10.


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