Coffee Date
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A simple brotherly joke goes hilariously awry in director Stewart Wade's zany tale of mistaken sexual identity. Todd's brother Barry wants to help his single sibling out by setting him up on a blind date. While all signs lead to a perfect match, it soon becomes obvious that Barry is having a little fun at his brother's expense when the Kelly in question turns out not to be a beautiful woman, but a homosexual male. Upon realizing that they have been duped by Todd's mischievous brother, the unlikely couple soon forms a warm friendship while concocting an elaborate scheme to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"It's clever and sweet and pretty consistently funny."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"It's so full of bland good will, the story goes nowhere in romantic-comedy terms."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Honestly, this awful little movie should have stayed in the closet."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"This bittersweet indie's greatest asset is that stars [Jonathan] Bray and [Wilson] Cruz have both real chemistry and a real problem -- as opposed to a series of trumped-up plot machinations -- standing in the way of romance."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"COFFEE DATE is an amusing twist on the somewhat tired genre of romantic comedy, although it really is more of a buddy movie."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Leaving no cliché unturned, Coffee Date provides cheesy music, chats about gaydar and the obligatory are-you-looking-at-mine? urinal scene."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Coffee Date is a likable, extremely goofy piece of fluff."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Coffee Date is a film of small objectives, yet still achieves a fully-realized emotional state that's genuine, even in the midst of broad comedy."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Queer cinema in this country is suffering and Coffee Date is further confirmation that gay men in Los Angeles have way too much money to throw around."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Might usher in a whole new cinema trend: the gay romantic comedy."
‑ Anderson Jones,
"A warmhearted tale carried by genuine affection and a charming cast rather than cutting one-liners and turbo-charged plotting."
‑ Michael Fox, Village Voice
"Coffee Date has lots going on, and its message -- there are all kinds of love - is an earnest one. But the script relies too heavily on stock characters and overused plot devices to make any real impact."
‑ Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle
"Lacking in real wit and radiant human feeling."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"While the acting occasionally stoops to horrid, even worse is that the characters themselves can be aggravatingly insipid, strutting the most tired of gay-phobic jokes."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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