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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.

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Don Roos

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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

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

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Police cruisers and uniforms for the Ontario Provincial Police are completely inaccurate. See more »

Quotes

[about Matt's disappearance]
Jason Bock: For all I know, you killed him.
Bill Truitt: For all you know, I'm just getting started.
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No minor was used to portray any sexually explicit conduct. See more »

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For Another Clown
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A sheep in wolf's clothing!
24 February 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Christina Ricci is beautiful, talented and charismatic, but even she can't salvage this overrated movie, which dresses itself as something wicked and daring, but turns out to be your typical Hollywood paean to romance and family values. Ricci (who impressed me in 'The Ice Storm' and 'Buffalo 66') spits out the politically incorrect put downs and gay-baiting one liners with great panache, but the problem is that they really aren't all that witty in the first place. Check out writer/director Don Roos' C.V. and it screams "hack". Look past the surface of this movie and it's obvious that his talent is paper thin. Ricci is supported by an odd cast of TV faces, Hal Hartley regular Martin Donovan (who is usually superb but has too much of an under written role here to make any impression), and a truly awful and unconvincing performance by Lyle Lovett. (Don't give up the day job, Lyle!) 'The Opposite Of Sex' is ultimately a shallow and forgettable experience. Don't bother unless you are an obsessive Ricci fan.


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