All Over the Guy

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All Over the Guy ★★½ 2001 (R)

Writer/director Roos served as executive producer on this film, which reunites some of the personnel from his hit “The Opposite of Sex.” Unfortunately, the quality of that film isn't reproduced here. Eli (writer Bucatinsky adapted from his play) and Tom (Ruccolo) are two gay men who are set up on a blind date by Brett (Goldberg) and Jackie (Alexander). They don't really get along, but they find themselves very attracted to one another. The film then explores the ups and downs of their courtship, as each tries to deal with the baggage from the past which keeps them from succeeding in the present. The problem is it's incredibly unoriginal. There doesn't seem to be any real chemistry between the couple, so whether or not they stay together may become a moot point to some viewers. Some of the performances are good (Goldberg has some good lines), but Ruccolo looks very uncomfortable at times. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, Adam Goldberg, Sasha Alexander, Doris Roberts, Andrea Martin, Tony Abatemarco, Joanna Kerns, Nicolas Surovy, Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow; D: Julie Davis; W: Dan Bucatinsky; C: Goran Paviceric; M: Peter Stuart, Andrew Williams.