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Based on Paul Rudnick's hit Off-Broadway play, this romantic comedy centers on the chaotic love life of Jeffrey (Steven Weber), a gay man who swears off sex only to fall in love with his ideal man (Michael T. Weiss). Jeffrey's vow of chastity is inspired by a fear of AIDS, a prospect which has started to terrify him so much that he decides he'd be better off never making love again. He is happy and relieved for a time, until he meets Steve, a handsome, charming dreamboat who also happens to be HIV-positive. Jeffrey wants nothing more than to be with Steve, but his anxiety over the… More

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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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