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This comedy is based on Paul Rudnick's popular Broadway play and chronicles the experiences that made formerly promiscuous homosexual Jeffrey take a vow of celibacy. First he is seen making vigorous love to another man. Suddenly his condom breaks and he is panicked. He has several more similar sexual disasters and then decides to not have sex again. Unfortunately, no sooner does he take his vow than he meets the man of his dreams--Steve, who is HIV positive--at the local gym. The attraction is instantaneous and mutual, but a promise is a promise and at first Jeffrey dodges Steve's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not a total bust, and some of the performances are charming, but it never matches the gleeful, irreverent mischief it had on stage."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"If nothing else, Rudnick and director Christopher Ashley know how to keep the audience off balance and in stitches."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The most offensive film of the decade has arrived, thank God, and it was worth waiting for."
‑ Brandon Judell, PlanetOut
"Outstanding comedy. Effectively portrays the romance of gay relationships, with a Woody Allen tone of comedy."
‑ Fred Topel,
"A charming, proudly old-fashioned screwball comedy."
‑ Barry Walters, San Francisco Examiner
"Rudnick, adapting his off-Broadway hit, deftly blends uproarious fun and touching gravity."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's more a series of sketches and momentary inspirations than a story that grows interesting."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"As written by Paul Rudnick (Premiere's Libby Gelman-Waxner), this is a mildly amusing vignettish attempt to make a gay comedy about AIDS."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A warm and humorous -- as well as a sad and moving -- exploration of all-too-human relationships."
‑ Jean Oppenheimer, Boxoffice Magazine
"Some of this is amusing but most simply isn't funny enough to support off-the-wall antics laced with poignancy."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Wildly uneven, and it aims at the lowest common denominator in its exceedingly broad comedy."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"It is startling that such a funny play is not so funny a movie."
‑ Tom Green, USA Today
"A miscast lead, but Patrick Stewart makes it all worthwhile."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"If you think Priest got people's dander up, Jeffrey will have them running for their Saturday night specials, snickersnees, and heart pills."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Warm and witty, but short on stamina."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
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