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A Four Letter Word (2007)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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Hook up artist Luke surprises himself when he considers becoming monogamous after meeting and dating smug and handsome Stephen, but Stephen might not be all that he seems, will Luke be disappointed?


Casper Andreas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Archer Jesse Archer ... Luke
Paul Haje Paul Haje ... Bouncer at Bar
Charlie David ... Stephen
Cory Grant Cory Grant ... Zeke
Steven M. Goldsmith Steven M. Goldsmith ... Peter (as Steven Goldsmith)
J.R. Rolley J.R. Rolley ... Derek
Virginia Bryan ... Marilyn
Jeremy Gender Jeremy Gender ... Mace
Allison Lane ... Trisha
Aaron Star Aaron Star ... Yoga Instuctor
Jonathan Baird Jonathan Baird ... Disgruntled Customer (as Jonathan P. Baird)
Max Rhyser ... Long John (as Max Rishoj)
John Kaisner John Kaisner ... Bart
William Hernandez William Hernandez ... Silvio
Margret Echeverria ... Audrey (as Margret R.R. Echeverria)


Six people in New York are adrift. Zeke and Luke work in a sex shop: Zeke takes gay liberation seriously, Luke likes to sparkle and takes nothing seriously. He's offended when Stephen calls him a gay cliché, then, surprisingly, they find each other attractive and interesting. Stephen, it turns out, has a great apartment, trust fund, and artwork he's painted on his walls. Meanwhile, Peter, a neat-freak, and Derek, nice to everyone, move in together. Peter's compulsiveness threatens the relationship. Last, newly-engaged Marilyn, a recovering alcoholic stuck at step 2, can't stop obsessing about wedding details. Can these folks sort out civilization and its discontents? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance


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Awards: *Film Out San Diego - Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress *Fire Island Film Festival - Best Film *LA Outfest - The Grand Jury Award For Outstanding Screenwriting See more »


Mace: I just want to be able to unhinge my jaw like an Anaconda.
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Follows Slutty Summer (2004) See more »


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Music & Lyrics by David Serrano
Performed by David Serrano
Courtesy of Domain 8 Publishing
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Average but solid enough to enjoy
14 January 2013 | by matthewlee1985See all my reviews

A Four Letter Word is not a ground-breaking piece of cinema by any stretch. But for all its failings, there is enough substance to enjoy.

The plot leans on the weak side and the main character (Luke) extremely unlikeable. I found myself, at times, feeling very disengaged with his experiences in the film.

But pushing past this, there are laughs along the way and some of the minor characters actually steal the limelight.

The problem with this film is that it throws together all the major gay clichés, and for this reason it stumbles constantly. The director surely must have had more vision than to peddle worn-out and tired gay stereotypes.

Successful gay cinema celebrates diversity and breaks free of the constraints and expectations society imposes on homosexuality.

If anything, A Four Letter Word is a major disappointment in this regard. I expected a lot more.

It's easy to pick holes in this film but there is enough to keep watching until the end.

I have given it a solid 5 for a pass and the power of the support cast saves me from a harsher judgment.

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28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Four Letter Word See more »


Box Office


$125,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,101, 30 March 2008

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS (DTS 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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