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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)

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A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.

Director:

George Bamber

Writers:

Eric Orner (book), David Vernon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Letterle ... Ethan Green
Diego Serrano ... Kyle Underhill
Shanola Hampton ... Charlotte
David Monahan ... Leo Worth
Richard Riehle ... Hat Sister
Joel Brooks ... Hat Sister
Scott Atkinson ... Chester Baer
Dean Shelton ... Punch Epstein
Meredith Baxter ... Harper Green
Ramon De Ocampo ... Juarez
Chase Ellison ... Young Ethan
Joe Ragland Joe Ragland ... Devil's Candy
Gage Vernon Gage Vernon ... Kid at Restaurant
Mariah Bess ... Young Mary-Fran
Heather Ogden Heather Ogden ... Slumber Party Girl
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Storyline

A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You think you have dating problems...

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mais Fabulosa Vida Social de Ethan Green See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,002, 18 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,810, 17 September 2006
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the popular books and comic strip of the same name. See more »

Goofs

In the book store scene at the beginning of the film, in the close-up of the gay Republican, the film is flipped, as you can tell from his shirt buttons being on the other side and the "SALE" sign behind him being reversed. See more »

Quotes

Juarez: I'm surprised you two decided to come. I know how you feel about Chester.
Hat Sister: Weddings are more important than anything.
Hat Sister: Yes, one needs to respect the institution, not that asshole entering into it.
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Referenced in 3-Day Weekend (2008) See more »

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'A Bit of Pate?' 'I Drink it all Day!'
31 October 2006 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

A funny line from a funny song, but somehow it captures the mood of this light little comedy, made with enough wit and ingenuity to keep our attention, rehashing some tired gay stereotypes with a fresh approach, and in the end just offering a pastiche that should find an appreciative audience. George Bamber takes on his first directing role and uses a comic strip (Eric Orner) translated for the screen by David Vernon and populates his movie with an attractive cast of men (and women) and ably manages to make the individual frames of a comic strip almost become a smooth storyline.

Ethan Green (the talented Daniel Letterle) has problems with relationships: he has been in many from Juarez (Ramon De Ocampo) who still lives with Ethan's gay boy loving mother Harper (Meredith Baxter), to previously closeted baseball player Leo (Diego Serrano), to Kyle (David Monahan) to the very young Punch (Dean Shelton). The crux of the story revolves around the difficulty of selling Leo's house and the ways in which the various ex-lovers interact provides the somewhat frustrating line of dialogue.

Comic relief is supplied by two elderly gentlemen known as the Hat Sisters (Joel Brooks and Richard Riehle) as well as the shenanigans of the real estate people. Of course we know from the beginning who will end up with whom, but the getting there is fairly fun. The cast obviously has such a good time with the film that they forget to enunciate and so much of the dialogue is swallowed. But they are all fun to watch so it matters little that the superficial aspects of the story remain sub rosa. Grady Harp, October 06


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