Jeffrey (1995)

Based on a popular Broadway play, this comedy chronicles the experiences that made formerly-promiscuous homosexual Jeffrey take a vow of celibacy. After having several sexual disasters, Jeffrey decides to not have sex again. Unfortunately,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

While this may sound intriguing, the picture merely jumps around clumsily from incident to incident.

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Brandon Judell

The most offensive film of the decade has arrived, thank God, and it was worth waiting for.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Rudnick, adapting his off-Broadway hit, deftly blends uproarious fun and touching gravity.

James Berardinelli

If nothing else, Rudnick and director Christopher Ashley know how to keep the audience off balance and in stitches.

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Emanuel Levy

As written by Paul Rudnick (Premiere's Libby Gelman-Waxner), this is a mildly amusing vignettish attempt to make a gay comedy about AIDS.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Wildly uneven, and it aims at the lowest common denominator in its exceedingly broad comedy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's more a series of sketches and momentary inspirations than a story that grows interesting.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A miscast lead, but Patrick Stewart makes it all worthwhile.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
A fun but already-dated gay dating comedy with a touch of AIDS sadness. Patrick Stewart adds to the silliness. It ranks up there with Torch Song Trilogy.
Drew Smith
This shit sucks. It's just as sexually compartmentalizing as The Birdcage was, only from the other end of the spectrum and about half as cleverly. I… More
Alec Barniskis
The breaking of the third wall and fantasy moments that really distinguish the story work better on stage, but there are enough enjoyable moments and strong… More