Four chicks go to Fla for vaca and end up involved with a very funky gangster (James Franco with braids and gold teeth). There’s about 20 minutes of total narrative here. The rest is a montage of college partying (tons of T&A, blunts, booze and blow) and bad arty montages with repetitive VO. Franco is fun to watch as he chews the scenery with those goldies and even goes down on two guns, literally. I don’t understand how today’s short-attention-span audiences can enjoy this, because it’s one long, slow Girls Gone Wild music video. I might have enjoyed it as a short, but found it painfully dull and pretentious.
GAY ANGLE: I repeat, Franco goes down on two guns.
Director: P.J. Hogan
Writer: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber
There’s a family of 5 crazy girls…at least the girls think so. After their mom is sent away, dad hires a weirdo (Toni Collette) to watch them. Of course, she does lots more. This film desperately tries to be quirky and there’s lots of energy propelling it in that direction. However, it just turns out to be frantic and misguided. When things gets serious in the last 30 minutes, becomes a bit more compelling. Still, it’s simply trying too hard to be cute and charming.
GAY ANGLE: A yummy Aussie lifeguard (Sam Clark) in his red speedo and less, plus a happy lesbian couple.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.