Gray Matters
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They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam are a sister and brother, so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her, and she'll look for a gal for him. But, when Sam finds his perfect mate in Charlie, Gray's life turns inside out. A romantic comedy that sets sibling rivalry on its head, "Gray Matters" gives a whole new meaning to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Graham carries this for a while, but Kramer spends entirely too much time weakly satirizing Graham's job at an advertising agency, where Molly Shannon's a kvetching coworker."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[Heather Graham's] never looked better, despite the unflattering digital video format, which makes it all the more tragic that she's not appearing in better material."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"Pretty quickly it disintegrates into a mishmash of character caricatures competing for airtime in which to spit out overly quirky dialogue in predictable set-ups."
‑ Heather Huntington,
" amiable misfire."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Decked out in its fondness for old Hollywood films and American songbook standards, Gray Matters borrows the wallpaper from a Nancy Meyers movie to decorate its empty room."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"In its genre writer-director Sue Kramer's film sets a new record for bright shining peepers and dimply smirks. It's enough to kill Buster Keaton's entire family."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"There is, one has to assume, a pretty good old-fashioned screwball comedy in all this, but director-writer Sue Kramer seems to have grown up watching Rhoda so Graham, usually a capable actress, has not a word of actual dialogue, only gag lines."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"While the light and whimsical comic timing of the leads carry the film far, even they cannot blind us to Gray Matters' many shortcomings."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"Despite being bogged down by several distracting, extended dance numbers, this zany farce has just enough momentum and surprises along the way to hold one's interest for the duration. But it'll help immeasurably if you're a devotee of daytime soap operas."
‑ Kam Williams, EURWeb
"Gray Matters feels dated: Gray's self-identity confusion is less "adorable" than annoying, and both she and Charlie appear exceptionally clueless about what's going on."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"The writing isn't sharp enough for the film to work as comedy, nor are the characters real enough for the audience to connect emotionally."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Nearly every scene of this movie rings hollow, mainly because we can never really believe that what we're seeing up on the screen could truly happen."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"Forgettable coming-out comedy for older teens."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Gray's matters are pretty mundane, to tell you the truth"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Much too eager to please rather than dealing with the messier issues around sexual identity."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
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