Threesome

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Overview

Well-groomed junior transfer student Eddy Josh Charles forges an unlikely friendship with messy party animal Stuart Stephen Baldwin after the two room together in an all-male dorm at a large university. When Alex Lara Flynn Boyle ends up in the adjoining suite because of her mannish name, all three students fall into an overheated friendship that provides cover for no less than three unrequited loves. Alex, a sexpot who's turned on by big words, falls hard for intellectual Eddy, who's actually pining away for the...
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Overview

Well-groomed junior transfer student Eddy Josh Charles forges an unlikely friendship with messy party animal Stuart Stephen Baldwin after the two room together in an all-male dorm at a large university. When Alex Lara Flynn Boyle ends up in the adjoining suite because of her mannish name, all three students fall into an overheated friendship that provides cover for no less than three unrequited loves. Alex, a sexpot who's turned on by big words, falls hard for intellectual Eddy, who's actually pining away for the ripped, oversexed Stuart, who's got the hots for Alex. As the three friends try unsuccessfully to alleviate their collective sexual and romantic tension, dorm-desk workers Dick Alexis Arquette and Renay Martha Gehman become convinced that there's something kinky going on -- and they may just be right.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Of the two early '90s ménage à trois flicks each starring a Baldwin brother and a Twin Peaks babe, Threesome is the messier and more unpredictable effort. This college-age comedy features enjoyably reptilian Stephen Baldwin and likably brittle Lara Flynn Boyle alongside boy-next-door Josh Charles as a trio of co-ed dorm suitemates. Although the dialogue is sometimes wooden, Charles' narrative voiceover is rather ponderous, and writer/director Andrew Fleming relies on too many montages to tell his meandering story, Threesome nonetheless captures both the everything-matters intensity and the sexual confusion of its characters. Part coming-of-age story, part unorthodox romance, it's also one of the few films to successfully portray the tangled emotions and hormonal urges that sometimes lead kids, both gay and straight, to step away from the sexual roles they've been assigned. The scenario, straight girl loves closeted gay guy loves straight guy loves straight girl, sounds like a setup for titillating tedium, but the script acknowledges this danger via a pair of voyeuristic supporting parts played with dead-on comedic timing by Alexis Arquette and Martha Gehman. Yet in the end, even as Baldwin's character spouts such lines like "For me, sex is like pizza; even if it's bad, it's pretty good," the protagonists' three-way love affair is sweeter and less exploitative than the scheming romances in your typical Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts vehicle. If the film ultimately shies away from actually depicting the gay element of the equation (and feels the need to play Arquette's openly queer character for a few cheap laughs), Threesome is still pretty adventurous for a major studio flick and, quibbles aside, it respects all three of its protagonists' lifestyles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/1995
  • UPC: 043396761537
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lara Flynn Boyle Alex
Stephen Baldwin Stuart
Josh Charles Eddy
Alexis Arquette Dick
Martha Gehman Renay
Mark Arnold Larry
Michele Matheson Kristen
Joanne Baron Curt Woman
Ed Mitchell
Robyn Ray
Technical Credits
Andrew Fleming Director, Screenwriter
Simon Le Bon Songwriter
Jack Breschard Asst. Director
William Carruth Editor
Tim Colohan Set Decoration/Design
Ivo Cristante Production Designer
Norval D. Crutcher Jr. Sound Editor
Norval D. Crutcher III Sound Editor
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert N. Fried Producer
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Brad Jenkel Co-producer
Brad Krevoy Producer
Ken M. Larson Art Director
Richard J. Levin Asst. Director
Ed Mitchell Casting
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Robyn Ray Casting
Nick Rhodes Songwriter
Giovanni Di Simone Sound Mixer
Steven Stabler Producer
David Stein Associate Producer
Andy Taylor Songwriter
Roger Taylor Songwriter
Cary Woods Executive Producer
Patty York Makeup
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    A Cool 90's movie that i really liked.

    A Cool 90's movie that i really liked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A GREAT MOVIE!

    Threesome is one of the best and funniest movies I've ever seen. This movie is fantastic! It's not graphic in sex although that's one of the main topics of the movie. This movie also portrays a gay character (Josh Charles) who isn't completely sure that he is gay until he meets Stuart (Stephen Balwin). This is one of the few movies that shows a gay character in a positive light, and back in 1994 this movie was one of the rarest showing a gay character as something other than a 'Nelly Queen.' I applaud this movie, and I love it. It's a great movie about friendship, love, and loss of love and friendships. It's a brilliant movie that I don't believe has gotten the critical acclaim that it deserves!

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