The Velocity of Gary
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Dan Ireland directed this romantic comedy-drama (adapted by James Still from his own play) about a romantic triangle. Doughnut shop waitress Mary Carmen (Salma Hayek) is the girlfriend of bisexual porn star Valentino (Vincent D'Onofrio), but she's frozen out after Valentino gets a look at Midwestern hunk Gary (Thomas Jane). Rivalries end, and the three become close after Valentino succumbs to the AIDS virus. Shown at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Never quite develops three-way erotic charge it should have."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Pretentious garbage"
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Has rough spots but rings emotionally true and paints a vivid picture of New York City's underbelly."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Everything pales next to the spectacle of Hayek barnstorming through this story as if it were her Mildred Pierce.She emotes the way Vesuvius erupts."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"...despite their best efforts, none of [the actors] are able to create characters worth caring about."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An off-putting mix of quirkiness and overweening solemnity, it simply never finds the right tone and only results in shrieking obviousness."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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