A Four Letter Word
A Four Letter Word (2008)

Writer/director Casper Andreas' thoughtful, ensemble-driven sex comedy A Four Letter Word embodies a loose sequel to his 2004 Slutty Summer, with several of the tertiary characters from that earlier effort, including Peter, Luke, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

Archer's acting is overly arch, but Cory Grant is quite effective as Zeke.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A Four Letter Word is a surprisingly endearing romantic comedy that explores gay relationships with low-budget verve.

Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...explores gay life in New York primarily through the eyes of Luke ... who is so busy trying to sparkle that he's made himself into the perfect gay cliché.

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Hank Stuever
Washington Post

The cliches of bad gay filmmaking were lampooned in 2006's Another Gay Movie. Well, here's another gay movie. Things haven't moved an inch.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

The semi-earnest A Four Letter Word comes off like an insular gay sitcom, a la Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey, but without the honed verbal wit.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

A gay romantic comedy, witty and charming enough to stand up to any boy-meets-girl date flick in the megaplexes.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

The film also serves up latte-frothy glimpses of an all-drag bridal shower, an erotic spinning class, and - all of 90 seconds into the proceedings -- naked yoga. Don't forget to bring your wipe-down towel.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

[Director] Andreas rescues A Four Letter Word from being merely a raunchy lil' romance by showing how his characters are steeped in a culture of therapy that has filled Americans with endless, compulsive self-analysis and self-doubt.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

It's always a treat when a movie seems to be exactly the movie that the filmmakers intended to make, and their audience wants to see. It's also a treat when it's a good movie, too.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Cute ultimately sweet movie. Some good performances some ragged.