The Tao of Steve
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Jenniphr Goodman makes her directorial debut with this film about an overweight slacker who has an unusual ability to attract the ladies. The film opens in Santa Fe with portly Don Juan Dex (Donal Logue) at his college reunion. Two of his school day conquests comment about how much weight Dex has gained since graduation. He gamely flirts with a student bartender, but he finds himself attracted to Syd (Greer Goodman) the attractive blonde drummer of the band. Later, Dex tries to teach one of his desperate roommates the "Tao of Steve" (as in 1960s swinging stud Steve McQueen). Rule… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sweet, funny romantic comedy for mature audiences."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"I cannot believe this movie didn't make a boatload of money."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The Tao of Steve has some genuinely comic scenes, some emotionally interesting scenes, and some inter-sexual insights worthy of expression."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Jenniphr Goodman directs The Tao of Steve with a casual charm that beautifully conveys its offbeat textures and lovable characters."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film reminded me of those old-fashioned Hollywood studio romantic/comedy films of the '30s and '40s..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Turns from interesting character study to wan romantic comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Another reverse-sexist diatribe that knows not what it says about anything related to the sexes."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"The best movie about slacking since 'The Mother and the Whore.'"
‑ Gary Mairs,
"Will woo you into shedding your romantic-comedy fatigue."
‑ Emily Bobrow, Film Journal International
"Though employing an utterly conventional romantic design, it tweaks the formula come across as charmingly distinctive rather than tiredly imitative."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Smooth polish, original writing, and good acting."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"The writing in this movie, by Duncan North, Greer Goodman and Jenniphr Goodman, among others, is as smart as anything I've seen in the past year."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Amiable and affable, but only occasionally successful in making pertinent observations about the ongoing battle of the sexes."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
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