The Opposite of Sex
The Opposite of Sex (1998)

In this black comedy, 16-year-old sleazy runaway Dedee goes to her gay half-brother Bill for help. After Dedee seduces his lover Matt and claims to be pregnant, things get worse when Matt and Dedee run off to L.A. with Bill's savings,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 17, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

This politically incorrect comedy serves up murder, unwanted pregnancy, and other neuroses, all undercut by the acerbic asides of the Lolita-like protag (acidly played by Christina Ricci).

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...most of the time the film succeeds only in emphasizing the distance between the characters on the screen and the people watching them in the theater.

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Michael Dequina

Wild, unflinching, and aggressively un-P.C. black comedy.

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John Venable

A few poorly cast actors bring this one down a few notches.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hoot from start to finish. Don Roos has a real knack for fleshing out the foibles of contemporary sexual mores.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

For those who like their screen comedy tart, dry and savvy on the distaff side, The Opposite of Sex should be something of a godsend.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Hilarious and confident...the couples multiply, couplings turn into triangles, and the year's most unlikely authorities separate love from mere, if avid, pastimes.

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Carlo Cavagna

Beyond the narration and the homosexual element... a fairly typical 1990s indie sex comedy

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Steve Rhodes
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Good-hearted story.

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Luke Baldock
The Opposite of Sex works as both a wonderful, if cruel, character study, and a parody of audience expectations. Christina Ricci plays an absolute bitch in this… More
Alice Shen
Everything about this film is philosophical, moving, real, and funny, except for the main attraction: Christina Ricci and her plaintive whine. The script… More
Kevin M. Williams
Satirical and biting (altho it lags in a couple of spots) herein is an indepth commentary on relationships, and often the picture is not Hollywood pretty. One… More
Red Lats
An OK movie. Strange cast of actors - Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett, etc. Christina's role uses sex to get what she wants, and she… More
Jennifer Xu
Oh my god, I never knew Christina Ricci could be such a stabby bitch. I always wondered what Don Roos would be like without the Hollywood homogenization of… More
Dean McKenna
This audacious skewering of straight and gay relationships, dysfunctional families, and manipulative movie conventions is wickedly funny for half its run and… More