Inlaws & Outlaws cleverly weaves together the true stories of couples and singles - both gay and straight - and all into a collective narrative that's as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. At the top of the film, we meet a variety of storytellers one on one. We don't know who's gay or straight or who's with whom. As their stories unfold and stereotypes fall by the wayside, love conquers all - and we find ourselves rooting for everyone. There's the story of two Mormon women, secretly college sweethearts until one follows the path her parents have chosen for her and marries - with her beloved serving as her bridesmaid. There's the ex-Marine who has no idea what a happy relationship looks like until he stumbles across his future partner one night at a bar. And there's the nice girl from Brooklyn who somehow always picks the guys who don't treat her right - until she finds and marries a fellow almost too good to be true. With remarkable honesty, good humor, great music and real heart, ...Written by
True Stories Project
Drew Emery's superb compilation of love stories transcends gay/straight prejudices by tugging at the heartstrings of the viewer. Indeed, only a truly isolated individual would be unable to relate to at least one story told by the film subjects. The blatant humanness exhibited by each subject draws you into them, you forget whether they are gay or straight, and you really don't care.............which is at it should be.Unusual for a documentary, the film utilizes the vocal talents of Felicia Loud to set the mood for each interview and the director inserts her seamlessly here and there to great affect. Drew and his interviewees have greatly enhanced the human experience by showing that true love hath no prejudice or favorite.
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