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All Over The Guy

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Overview

Writer Dan Bucatinsky and director Julie Davis bicker about the rights and wrongs of an alternate ending, which is amusing but also lets the viewer in on the process of how the film was created. There's also a chapter called "The Process" in an interview sequence with the stars and filmmakers, wherein they describe in detail how this low-budget indie got produced. A deleted scene -- a rather uncomfortable confrontation in a men's room -- is offered, as well as running commentary, the trailer, storyboards ...
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Overview

Writer Dan Bucatinsky and director Julie Davis bicker about the rights and wrongs of an alternate ending, which is amusing but also lets the viewer in on the process of how the film was created. There's also a chapter called "The Process" in an interview sequence with the stars and filmmakers, wherein they describe in detail how this low-budget indie got produced. A deleted scene -- a rather uncomfortable confrontation in a men's room -- is offered, as well as running commentary, the trailer, storyboards (including one finished film-to-storyboard comparison sequence), and the usual subtitles. The digital transfer from film is nice and bright, with firm colors, very impressive compared to the unenhanced outtakes in the special features. The sound is also commendable, with the music-laden soundtrack coming through loud and clear in Dolby 5.1.
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Special Features

Widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital; Production commentary; Alternate ending; Deleted scenes; Storyboard comparisons; Interview; Trailer; Interactive menus; Scene access; English & Spanish subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

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Gay romantic comedies have come a long way since In & Out. That's the message of All Over the Guy, in which several characters use the 1997 Kevin Kline starrer as an example of how to make a pandering and homophobic movie that masquerades as an empowering groundbreaker. Executive producer Don Roos, who directed the gay-themed The Opposite of Sex, and director Julie Davis have made one of the most matter-of-fact gay movies to hit the screen, a structurally simple love story which happens to star two men instead of a man and a woman. There's neither a hot-button hook nor anyone debating whether to come out of the closet -- just earnest performances and witty dialogue. Dan Bucatinsky, who stars as Eli and was romantically linked to Roos at the time, neither courts nor shies away from gay jokes in his screenplay, employing them only as a natural part of the teasing camaraderie that characterizes the featured friendships. He perfectly captures Eli's balance between skepticism and yearning, and Richard Ruccolo makes a credible departure from TV's Two Guys and a Girl as the unsentimental stud, Tom. Sasha Alexander and Adam Goldberg are winning as the film's bickering heterosexual couple. Among the supporting performances, Roos regulars Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow are forgettable, but Doris Roberts, as the cheerfully vulgar clinic receptionist who becomes Eli's confidante, nearly steals the show. Look also for Joanna Kerns, late of TV's Growing Pains, playing against type as Tom's alcoholic mom.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
The movie's entertaining for some wickedly funny situations and witticisms.
Chicago Reader
Surprisingly, this didactic and self-consciously clever romantic comedy isn't annoying -- it's refreshing, moving, and at times quite funny. Lisa Alspector
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
A romantic comedy of wit and substance that actor-writer Dan Bucatinsky and director Julie Davis have moved gracefully from stage to screen with a change of title and sexual orientation.

Surprisingly, this didactic and self-consciously clever romantic comedy isn't annoying -- it's refreshing, moving, and at times quite funny. Lisa Alspector
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2001
  • UPC: 031398787525
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,683

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dan Bucatinsky Eli
Richard R. Ruccolo Tom
Adam Goldberg Brett
Sasha Alexander Jackie
Christina Ricci Rayna
Lisa Kudrow Marie
Doris Roberts Esther
Tony Abatemarco David
Joanna Kerns Lydia
Nicholas Surovy Jim
Andrea Martin Ellen
Technical Credits
Julie Davis Director
Fanee Aaron Production Designer
Dan Bucatinsky Producer, Screenwriter
Glenn Garland Editor
Lee Howell Sound/Sound Designer
Sharon Klein Casting
Susan B. Landau Executive Producer
Peter Mitchell Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Morrisey Editor
Goran Pavicevic Cinematographer
Don Roos Executive Producer
Patrick Rush Casting
Andrew Williams Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Testing [3:57]
2. Trigger [2:50]
3. Shopping [4:01]
4. Yup, I Went [2:38]
5. The Date [5:09]
6. Not Calling [3:14]
7. How Are You? [2:56]
8. Those Two [4:11]
9. Good Morning [4:25]
10. Energy [2:46]
11. Friday Night [6:59]
12. Special Love [4:28]
13. Feel Wheel [1:50]
14. Man of Honor [2:25]
15. Being Around [2:51]
16. Getting Out [3:36]
17. Fuzzy Wuzzy [4:38]
18. Showering [3:20]
19. It Happened [2:39]
20. Clarifications [7:19]
21. Getting Ready [5:16]
22. Exchanges [3:50]
23. Apologies [6:37]
24. Credits [3:16]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Commentary
         With Julie Davis, Dan Bucatinsky and Glenn Garland: On
         With Julie Davis, Dan Bucatinsky and Glenn Garland: Off
      Trailer
      Alternate Ending
      Interviews
         The Characters
         Working With Dan Bucatinsky
         The Process
         Working With Julie Davis
         One Happy Family
      Deleted Scenes
      Short Film
         Play Short Film
         Play Short Film With Commentary
      Storyboards
         The Date
         The Ceremony
         The Reception (Video Presentation)
      Photo Gallery
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingly Honest and Revealing

    This movie touched me. It drew me in and made me feel for each character. Be prepared for your heart to run the entire gamut of emotions right along with the characters. One caution: If you are homophobic in any way, do not see this movie. Other than that, go see it! I love it, I own it, it is one of my favorite movies bar none.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    must see for anyone

    this is seriously the best over all movie i've ever seen. ive watched it so many times that ive memorized the movie. don't miss out, anyone will love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A-rated movie

    A great movie to see. It is a movie that is comical and romantic. A different kind of romance, it opens your eyes to a new way of thinking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All that!

    This is by far my most favorite gay flick. It holds all of the components of dating, having your friends try to find just that right person for you, telling you how stupid you are that you don't realize this is the right person and helping you get through those fears we all seem to carry around. I don't know how many times I've watched this movie - a lot, I know that. It shows how much we want love, how hard we're willing to work for it and how scared we are of it when we finally find it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it!

    It's actually a must-have for any openly gay person, man or woman because it emphasizes on same-sex relationships and talks about the goods and the bads about them. We love the movies and I saw this one on HBO, it was great! 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cute!

    Good gay drama that talks plenty about trying to find that one person to love. A bit long but bear with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Life's reality

    This is a must see for any gay man who is dating, has dated, shows potential to date, dreams of dating.... It is reality in gay life. Both characters, while extreme ends of the 'bar', are quickly and masterfully created before your eyes. You will know them, either as a mirror or a close friend, possibly a recent date. The issues we face are simply identified; will he call, should I call, his baggage is way too much, I can save him, etc. You take a lot from this movie, and that is what it is all about. I watched this flick 4 times in one sitting(beats shoveling Nwe England snow) and each time the experience was better than the last. In a nutshell, two thumbs up!(I am not dating right now, it would have been four)

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