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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.

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 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>

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

Genres:

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

The cabin in Ontario, Big Bear Lake is the same filming location as Dr. Falken's house in WarGames (1983). 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

Dedee: God. How does a woman get so bitter?
Lucia: Observation.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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For Another Clown
Written and Performed by Shane Koss & Adrian Hierholzer
Courtesy of Daring Music
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Ricci Romps
29 May 2000 | by gbheronSee all my reviews

Christina Ricci plays the film's main antagonist and voice-over narrator, Dedee, a white trash, runaway teen slut from the Deep South. In this oddball black comedy, Dedee shows up unannounced and broke on her half-brother's suburban doorstep one fine day. Her half-brother, a gay, thirty-something teacher takes her in, and soon she's making a hash of his well-ordered life. It gets pretty grim, pretty quick, but that's the movie's plot.

The Opposite of Sex steers clear of most, (but certainly not all), of the clichés and stereotypes so popular in movies of this type. It has enough originality, good scripting, and acting to move itself along and deliver the goods. Lisa Kudrow is good in a role as the half-brother's stressed-out friend that seems like a warm-up for a similar role in Analyze This. I'd give The Opposite of Sex a B-.


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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

Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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