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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 ... Dedee 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

Taglines:

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 »

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$5,881,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,881,367
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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

A musical adaptation of this movie premiered in San Francisco in 2004 with music by Douglas J. Cohen and a book by Cohen and Robert Jess Roth based on Don Roos's filmscript. The original West Coast cast included Kerry Butler as Dede, David Burtka as Matt, Karen Ziemba as Lucia, and John Bolton as Bill. See more »

Goofs

Deedee manages to smoke in a restaurant in California without any problems. There is a no smoking policy in enclosed public places in the state of California. See more »

Quotes

[Trying to calm Randy down]
Dedee: Randy, be Christlike!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Pilot Mode
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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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