The Trip
The Trip (2003)

Stretching from the 1970s to the 1990s, The Trip chronicles the often turbulent romance between two gay men. One night in 1973, teenagers Tommy (Steve Braun) and Alan (Larry Sullivan) meet at an L.A. party. While Tommy is openly gay and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 9, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Despite its flaws, it eventually gets under your skin and is sweetly moving.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

By the time it's over you'll be able to fill a bumper sticker with everything you've learned.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

doesn't insult your intelligence or rely strictly on cliché to gain a few knowing chuckles

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

There is absolutely nothing that hasn't been said more compellingly and originally somewhere else, and said often.

Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

The screenplay has huge holes, character motivations are inexplicable, the tone switches from serious to loopy and back to serious, and the editing is choppy and uneven.

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Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

It's ... drenched in melodrama, saddled with a forced plot and surrounded by so many character stereotypes that the film almost becomes self-parody.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The story's third-act detour into tragedy is predictable and unwelcome, providing a resolution that is too pat and familiar to be moving.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The Trip almost dares you not to like it, even when its script heads in all the wrong directions.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There are a couple of good aspects to "The Trip," particularly Steve Braun's performance, that will appeal to its niche audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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