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Straight Up (2019)

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Todd and Rory are intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care. A romantic-comedy drama with a twist; a love story without the thrill of copulation.

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James Sweeney

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James Sweeney
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Credited cast:
Katie Findlay ... Rory
Tracie Thoms ... Dr. Larson
Randall Park ... Wallace
Betsy Brandt ... Topanga
James Sweeney James Sweeney ... Todd
James Scully ... Ryder
Logan Huffman ... Darien
Ken Kirby ... Craig
Hillary Anne Matthews ... Nicole
Dana Drori ... Meg
Laura Ortiz ... Madison
Brendan Scannell ... Jerry
Joshua Diaz ... Zane
Ozioma Akagha ... Katrina
Cayleb Long ... Marcus
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Todd and Rory are intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care. A romantic-comedy drama with a twist; a love story without the thrill of copulation.

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All talk. No sex. See more »

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All of Tracie Thoms's scenes were shot in one day. See more »

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References The Day After Tomorrow (2004) See more »

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Unusual dramedy, relaxing and so interesting at the same time!
30 June 2020 | by giuliamodestoSee all my reviews

I loved this movie from the very beginning. I relate to Todd's OCD and germophobia and I relate to Rory's career situations. I think this movie is a must watch for aspiring actors in Los Angeles.

There was so much chemistry between James and Katie (Todd and Rory) that it really felt like they were so perfect for each other.

I also loved the cinematography with those symmetrical shots that recalled Todd's OCD.

It's an unusual dramedy that personally gave me good vibes because it was very relaxing but entertaining and interesting at the same time. I don't really rewatch movies but I would definitely watch this again.

I'm just not too sure I got the ending, but maybe giving an ambiguous sort of open ending was exactly the point (?).

9/10

P.s. I can really see how in the past James Sweeney worked on such an unusual movie like "Anomalisa" and Katie Findlay was the girlfriend in the tv show "Man Seeking Woman". They both fit this movie's vibes perfectly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Straight Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,075, 1 March 2020

Gross USA:

$16,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,080
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