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Almost Normal (2005)

A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Andrew Keitch J. Andrew Keitch ... Brad Jenkins
Joan Lauckner Joan Lauckner ... Julie Erwin
Tim Hammer ... Roland Davis
Nils Haaland Nils Haaland ... Terry
Kehry Anson Lane Kehry Anson Lane ... Bill Dempson
Joel Egger Joel Egger ... Dwayne Twillis
Virginia Smith Virginia Smith ... Doris Jenkins
Brad Buffum Brad Buffum ... Bob Jenkins
Mary Douglass Mary Douglass ... Louise Baker
Steve Balsarini Steve Balsarini ... Halbert Baker
John Brennan John Brennan ... Mr. Thompson
Adam J. Jefferis ... Steven Davis (as Adam Jefferis)
Katherine Nora Le Roy Katherine Nora Le Roy ... Yolanda
Stan Brown Stan Brown ... Mr. Fock
Eric Smith Eric Smith ... Keith Stevens
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A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant behavior. Then something else happens. He meets a girl. And suddenly normal becomes ...well almost normal. Written by Marc Moody

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Sometimes to be normal, you have to be a little different See more »

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Release Date:

26 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Почти нормален See more »

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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Tenure Track Productions See more »
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No student hallway lockers have locks on them. During a school year they would all have locks. See more »

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Terry: So let me get this straight: in your world, men like being with women?
Brad: That's what they say - until they drink a six-pack.
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The tables are turned on straight people
26 November 2005 | by wally-46See all my reviews

I liked this film because it brought a unique view to prejudice and misunderstanding. Here being gay is normal and straight (breeders) is not. The length and breadth of this perspective makes it quite persuasive. You get a chance to see life from the other side. Brad is 40, gay and not partnered. On his way home to attend his dysfunctional parents' 45th Anniversary an accident lets him go back in time to high school where he sees himself as straight and "alone" in a school where all the "normal" boys like boys and the girls like girls. The first time in school he fancied the star of the basketball team and knew he couldn't get him. Now he's there and the star is hoping to make it with him. Brad couldn't fix a car or do lots of other "straight" appearing things. Now he can and it makes him different. He doesn't like it. He comes out as straight in high school during the second visit and is attacked for it. The boy he wanted as a boyfriend turns out to be his friend and the girl he wanted as a friend turns out to be his girlfriend. Handled with humor and sincerity by a cast that handled the job well.


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