Cut Sleeve Boys
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Ray Yeung's comedy Cut Sleeve Boys tells the story of two Chinese/British gay men named Mel and Ash. The two middle-aged friends attend the funeral of a former acquaintance named Gavin, and begin to question where they are in their own lives as a result. Mel starts to wonder how much longer he can maintain his endless string of plastic surgeries to maintain his looks. Ash decides to try life as a transvestite in order to find a man who will stay with him. Soon a secret from Gavin's past complicates matters for the two protagonists. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The performances are fairly static, but Lim and Leow are charming enough to hold our attention."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Director] Yeung handles [his characters'] parallel journeys of self-discovery with humor, grace and an occasionally heavy hand, with Leow giving a winning performance as Ash."
‑ Paul Malcolm, L.A. Weekly
"Something of a surprise: a gay-oriented feature that is genuinely touching and sincere."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"This silly comedy isn't very original or deep, but it's surprisingly endearing."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Despite original touches, Cut Sleeve Boys is mostly a mediocre gay-themed movie plagued by tired humor and slapdash filmmaking."
‑ Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
"this territory has been covered dozens of times before"
‑ Don Willmott,
"It's pretty much gay business as usual."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Things tend to sputter about, feeling disconnected and episodic."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Terrible soap opera that not even the most ardent admirers of the most high-camp aspects of gay culture will find anything to their liking."
‑ David Cornelius,
"The film barely transgresses racial boundaries."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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