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Adam & Steve (2005)

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Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

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Craig Chester

Writer:

Craig Chester
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Gets ... Steve Hicks
Cary Curran Cary Curran ... Cary / Cherry Dazzle
Craig Chester ... Adam Bernstein
Parker Posey ... Rhonda
Noah Segan ... Twink
Sally Kirkland ... Mary
Jackie Beat Jackie Beat ... Herself
Mario Diaz ... Orlando
Lisa Frederickson Lisa Frederickson ... Fiona
Sandy Martin ... Biker Chick
Michael Panes ... Lou
Jennifer Echols ... Triage Nurse
Jack Guzman ... Security Guard
Chris Kattan ... Michael
Maxine Prescott Maxine Prescott ... Elderly Lady
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Storyline

Teenage Goth couple Adam and Rhonda are club hopping when Adam spots a dancer he is immediately attracted to. Taking the dancer home, Adam is introduced to drugs by him, but their sexual escapade is interrupted by an embarrassing episode and the dancer leaves quickly. Years later Adam accidentally stabs his dog and brings him to a hospital where he is treated by a psychiatrist who once studied veterinary medicine. The doctor (Steve) and Adam start dating and fall in love. Rhonda, who has stayed Adam's close friend through the years, begins to date Steve's straight roommate at the same time. Months later Steve realizes that Adam was the Goth teenager with whom he had the embarrassing encounter, and breaks off the relationship, afraid that Steve will reject him when he finds out the truth. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

the tempting new comedy from the producers of 'Latter Days'

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam i Stiv See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,429, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$309,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,404
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Funny Boy Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The flashback in the beginning of the film takes place in 1987. The remaining film takes place in 2005. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda: I'm sweating like Whitney Houston going through customs!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release of the film contains several deleted and extended scenes with commentary from writer/director/star Craig Chester. The scenes are included in the film's novelization, also written by Chester. Most of the scenes were cut for time. The scenes featured on the DVD are:
  • An extended version of Adam's (Chester) opening visit to the support group
  • Adam saves Rhonda (Parker Posey) from a relapse into her food addiction at a barbecue restaurant
  • Adam recounts to Steve (Malcolm Gets) a sexual experience he had with a mime
  • Adam and Steve get ready to go country dancing
  • An extended version of the party at Steve's apartment, including more scenes with Jeff and Jeff's adopted daughter Ling-Ling
  • An extended version of Michael (Chris Kattan) telling Adam about Steve's past
  • Adam and Steve have a fight after Steve's party
  • An extended version of the dinner party with Adam, Steve, and Steve's parents
  • Michael wakes up to find Steve is not home and realizes he doesn't know how to operate without him (he tries to make coffee and realizes he doesn't know how)
  • Rhonda and Michael make out when Michael tempts Rhonda with a pie, which promptly ends up covering them both (Craig Chester admits that the scene was cut due to massive technical difficulties in staging it)
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Connections

Version of Solid Gold (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Love, Love, Love
Music and Lyrics by Roddy Bottum
Performed by Courtney Love
Published by Roddy Bottum Publishing
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Very good and realistic
21 June 2005 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) have an embarrassing one night stand in the late 80s. Then the movie fast forwards to 2005. They meet again but have no recollection of their earlier encounter. They fall madly in love...but then Steve remembers. Can they survive this? Also Adam's best friend (Parker Posey) falls in love with Steve's best friend (Chris Kattan).

This is no masterpiece. It has its dead moments and there are some painfully unfunny moments--and where the hell did that two-stepping sequence at the end come from? Still it works more often than it doesn't and is easily one of the best movies I've ever seen dealing with a gay couple. When it's funny it's hysterical and some of the observations Adam and Steve make about being gay and in love are VERY accurate (Chester and Gets are gay in real life so it adds more to the lines--they speak from experience). Also Chester wrote the script AND directed it as well as starring in it--this guy is very talented.

Acting is good all around. Gets and Chester are just great and perfectly believable. It's always great to see Parker Posey and she's just wonderful (catch her outfit at the two-stepping). Even Kattan is good--he annoyed me totally in SNL. And the supporting cast includes Julie Hagerty, Sally Kirkland and Melinda Dillon--all are just great.

I saw this at a sold out viewing at the Provincetown Film Festival. The demand for this was so great they had to ADD an extra showing! This is the most truthful movie I've seen so far about gay life and love. Not perfect but damn close. A must-see for gay men.


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