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Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 9 April 1999 (UK)
At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Director:

Rose Troche

Writer:

Robert Farrar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Leo
Julie Graham ... Angie
Simon Callow ... Keith
Con O'Neill ... Terry
Harriet Walter ... Sybil
Christopher Fulford ... Adam
James Purefoy ... Brendan
Jennifer Ehle ... Sally
Tom Hollander ... Darren
Hugo Weaving ... Jeremy
Paul Higgins ... John
Merelina Kendall ... Lady Homeowner 1
Victoria Williams Victoria Williams ... Lady Homeowner 2
Simon Green Simon Green ... Gentleman Homeowner 2
Nichola McAuliffe Nichola McAuliffe ... Lady Homeowner 3 (as Nicola McAuliffe)
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Storyline

Keith runs a male bonding group, which was meant to be macho fun, but acts as therapist as dreaded-unmanly emotional and even relational problems prove unavoidable. Openly gay Leo is delighted to find hunky, straight Brendan is a closet-bi and becomes his lover. Things risk ending ugly as it turns out Brendan's girlfriend is Leo's school ex and still able to seduce him. Written by KGF Vissers

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Re-model Your Love Life.

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Horsenden Hill was the filming location of the breakdown situation. See more »

Quotes

Darren: [describing Jeremy] Seething animal passions about to erupt through the pie crust of decorum.
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Love Plus One
(Nick Heyward (as Heyward))
Performed by Haircut 100
Used by kind permission of BMG Eurodisc Limited
Published by Bryan Morrison Music Limited
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Bi-comical
3 February 2002 | by notmicroSee all my reviews

Light romantic comedy romp among a gay/bi/straight group of late 20/early 30-somethings in mid-90s London. The director certainly contradicts the stereotype of humourless Lesbians here! Gentle, charming script affectionately pokes fun at trends in the air at the time; the new-age "Men's Group" scenes are quite amusing (I've been there). Treats its characters with humour and compassion. Politically-correct gays will predictably bridle at the bi-sexual themes, and suggestions of fluidity of sexual attraction.

Actor James Purefoy is a revelation; he is very attractive, worked-out, and sexy, particularly when his clothes come off. He is definitely a fantasy wish-fulfillment for a lot of gay guys, with an irresistable straight-guy appeal. He is probably at the height of his looks here in this film (aided by "designer stubble"), and is vaguely similar to Hugh Jackman, but without that level of screen-presence unfortunately.

The only real problem that I have with films like this (and I'm also thinking of both versions of "Queer as Folk" for example) is all the straight actors portraying gay/bi guys. For me they bring a completely different feel and tone than exists in the real gay world - one that I WISH existed there - and in the end I find it slightly depressing.

An American indie film in a similar vein is the amusing "I Think I Do" (1997).


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,459, 6 September 1999

Gross USA:

$136,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,049
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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