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G.B.F. (2013)

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What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

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Darren Stein

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George Northy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Willett ... Tanner Daniels
Paul Iacono ... Brent Van Camp
Sasha Pieterse ... Fawcett Brooks
Andrea Bowen ... 'Shley Osgoode
Xosha Roquemore ... Caprice Winters
Molly Tarlov ... Sophie Aster
Evanna Lynch ... McKenzie Pryce
JoJo ... Soledad Braunstein (as Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque)
Derek Mio ... Glenn Cho
Mia Rose Frampton ... Mindie
Taylor Frey ... 'Topher
Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Van Camp
Natasha Lyonne ... Mrs. Hogel
Jonathan Silverman ... Mr. Daniels
Rebecca Gayheart ... Mrs. Daniels
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Storyline

Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. Written by Anonymous

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Being out has never been so in.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gay Best Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The acronym "G.B.F." stands for "Gay Best Friend". See more »

Goofs

When Brent says, "It's science," Tanner's arms are both down, but when a different camera picks up the shot, Tanner's left hand is up by his shoulder holding the string of his hoodie. See more »

Quotes

Tanner Daniels: You know, I actually started to believe that you were my friend, but what is this, really? Am I... am I just some tool to you, a... a... a wrench so that you can screw over Caprice and 'Shley?
Fawcett Brooks: Wrenches don't screw things. God, you ARE gay.
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References Glitter (2001) See more »

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I WISH I WERE AMANDA LEPORE (FEAT. AMANDA LEPORE)
Written by Aaron Coady, Tomas Costanza, Chad Robert Rollinson, Suzy Shinn, Ashley Levy
Performed by Aaron Coady
Courtesy of Producer Entertainment Group
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G.B.F. is highly entertaining, original and likable; even though it doesn't succeed when it tries to be a deeper film.
28 June 2015 | by guillermobosqueSee all my reviews

Summary: G.B.F. is highly entertaining, original and likable; even though it doesn't succeed when it tries to be a deeper film. 67/100 (B-)

In G.B.F., social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. G.B.F. has an interesting and original premise. I enjoyed it, it was very funny and doesn't deserve an R rating at all. This movie was hilarious and what I really liked about it was the amazing supporting cast, Taylor Frey as "Topher" had the best scenes in the movie, he was great.

G.B.F. has a mostly unknown cast, but there were some famous young actresses such as: Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Molly Tarlov (Awkward) and the actress/singer Joanna "JoJo" Levesque (RV, Aquamarine). They were quite likable, and I'll be honest, I saw this film mainly because I am a huge fan of Joanna's work, and she was good in this movie. G.B.F. is everything but predictable. I liked its execution, the first 15 minutes were laugh-out-loud and straight to the point. The whole first act was kinda of sad, and deep sometimes. The rest of the movie is more about the prom and some funny stuff. The film at the third act tries to go deep again, but it feels forced and ineffective. Some sexual scenes in the film were very awkward to watch, so if you are not familiar with this stuff, just don't see it.

G.B.F. has its funny parts, some of them were very funny. I enjoyed it so much and I was entertained. The movie leverages its uncommon premise and you care for the main character, he's shy and likable. G.B.F. is like a very good T.V. film. You will laugh a lot and is enjoyable. It's just a small, remarkable, indie film, hard to forget. I know that this is a very low-budget film, so don't expect many locations. I recommend it if you like teen comedies. The drama and the deep stuff doesn't work, but the comedy was quite well done. The script is sometimes laughable, but it works, it was amusing and mostly effective. Sometimes in the second act the direction was messy and the relation between the characters was confusing. But overall, I still recommend it. (B-)


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