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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

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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>

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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 »

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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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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

When Randy knocks Dede against a "stone wall", they give way because they're made of some kind of foam. See more »

Quotes

Bill Truitt: He made his bed, he can lie in it.
Lucia: If there's room.
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No minor was used to portray any sexually explicit conduct. See more »


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For Another Clown
Written and Performed by Shane Koss & Adrian Hierholzer
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Terrific Little Indie from 1998
22 June 2010 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

Christina Ricci plays a brunette Lolita in this charming indie comedy from 1998. She visits her brother, straight-laced Martin Donovan, and then proceeds to seduce and confuse his hunky boy-toy, played by Ivan Sergei.

The film is no big deal, but it made a fairly large impression on me back in 1998. Ricci gives a terrific performance, successfully navigating the transition from childhood to adult actor. But the highest praise must go to Lisa Kudrow, who broke out of her "Friends" character and actually generated a little bit of deserved Oscar buzz for her performance as an uptight prude.

Grade: A


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