Get Real
Get Real (1999)

Simon Shore manages the transition from television and documentary to feature filmmaking with great assurance in his debut, the captivating, gay comedy Get Real, based on Patrick Wilde's stage success, What's Wrong with Anger? Shore… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 30, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An authentic portrayal of homosexuality in high school, Get Real is an engaging dramedy that doesn't sermonize its audience nor trivialize its characters.

David Edelstein

The strength of this agreeable comedy, directed by Simon Shore from a screenplay by Patrick Wilde, is that it makes even the tiniest sexual encounters seem emotionally momentous.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The film is grounded in genuine emotions and its knowing humour serves it well. I laughed like a drain.

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Sandra Contreras
TV Guide

Simon Shore's feature directing debut displays considerable confidence and aplomb. But his fairly hackneyed sense of storytelling seems to value accessibility above complexity, so don't expect any surprises.

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Derek Elley

Fresh, funny and thoroughly engaging.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The movie bravely goes where too many other films have gone before.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Charming and romantic enough to get by.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

An issue movie, a comedy, and a love story, this is pretty good at being all three.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Yes, we've heard the tale before, but somehow it just never gets stale: Welcome to another instalment of Romeo and Romeo.

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Allen White
Film Threat

The performances are solid throughout, and the writing is straightforward and tight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's not perfect, but the film features an interesting plot and generally strong performances, especially from the lead character.
Thomas Johnston
This is a coming of age and coming out story, even though it is set in the U.K., is still close to something I relate to. Well written and acted. There is no… More
Leo L
Loved this film! It's hilarious. This is on my sis's favorite movies list. Right, Wan!?

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