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Life is sweet for high-school English teacher and sports coach Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline); he's still living where he grew up, he has a good relationship with his father (Wilford Brimley) and mother (Debbie Reynolds), he's respected by his community, and he's about to marry Emily (Joan Cusack), his fiancée of three years. Fearing she was about to become an old maid, Emily has shed 75 pounds for the upcoming nuptials. But first, the entire town of Greenleaf, IN, settles in to watch the Academy Award telecast, because young stud star Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon), who attended… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fast-moving and very funny."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"The Hollywood stuff at the beginning with Glenn Close as an Oscar presenter and Matt Dillon as a puffed-up star on the rise is as funny and as nasty as anything in Libby Gelman-Waxner's columns."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Forget the inevitable carping and give credit where credit is due."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"In & Out is the screwball Philadelphia, a movie that contorts itself in order to indulge and then whitewash the core audience's perceived homophobia."
‑ Rob Nelson, Boston Phoenix
"We could use more movie comedies like In & Out."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Actually, the funniest parts of the movie are excerpts from the film that Cameron is originally nominated for."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Oz wants it both ways, though, and can't resist hammering home the message with a prolonged Spartacus-style climax quite as ludicrous as the Oscar winning film-within-the-film."
‑ , Time Out
"If only it was gay in the old sense of the word."
‑ , Film4
"A plain ol' enjoyable time at the movies."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A benign spoof on the bias people have against gays."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Basically a one-joke farce that plays around with a once-delicate subject that by now is a mainstay even on TV."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Never amounts to more than a thin sketch."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"The clever screenwriter Paul Rudnick cooks up a solid script that's both wildly funny and gently satirical."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Paul Rudnick has written scenes that will go down as classics."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Overall, it isn't bad, but it is disappointing."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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