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
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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

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

Dedee Truitt: Plus, I'd clean for them. Or tell the maid places she missed.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) 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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See this film for Christina Ricci!
17 July 1999 | by shaft-27See all my reviews

Overlong, and at times dull and confusing, 'The Opposite of Sex' appears to be one of those films which tries too hard to impress the viewer, perhaps due to its independent nature, making the director want to scream, "Look what I did with so little money!". Although designed to be a comedy, the story was too unbelievable which really causes it to lose its "indie" appeal, as the draw of these movies tends to be its true to life nature. This said, Ricci's portrayal of the bitchy Dedee Truit is a joy to watch as once again she puts in a first rate performance. This movie shows how much she has matured and developed her ability since her early days in 'The Addams Family' and 'Mermaids' to name a few. Her narration of the film is unique and extremely humorous, and this actually makes this a film worth renting for those lonely days of Winter.


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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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