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      2001 1h 27m Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      44% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 65% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Gay New York couple Stephen Torcelli (Greg Lauren) and Danny Russo (Christopher Gartin) have something to hide from Stephen's parents -- their jobs as Mafia enforcers. When the Torcelli family plans to visit, Stephen and Danny panic because Stephen's father works for the FBI. Despite efforts to keep family and Mafia separate, a birthday party gets mixed up with a mobster's daughter's engagement party. Trouble arises when the mobsters concoct a political scheme at the party. Read More Read Less

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      Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel Which is worse? Lame jokes about gays or lame jokes about the mob? Rated: 1/5 Dec 26, 2003 Full Review Randy Cordova Arizona Republic There's no rhythm or style to any of it, just the dismal feeling that the filmmakers have seen La Cage Aux Folles and The Godfather too many times. Rated: 1/5 Oct 3, 2003 Full Review Dave Kehr New York Times An overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations. Rated: 2/5 Oct 2, 2003 Full Review Steve Schneider Orlando Weekly You haven't lived until you've seen a bunch of straight goombas taking a crash course in swish history, the better to pose as employees of a catering company. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 25, 2003 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Is the movie finding its jokes in subverting the stereotypes or in the stereotypes themselves? Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 30, 2003 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International Makes the clobbering minds behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding seem the apotheosis of subtlety and nuance by comparison. Oct 22, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It kinda reversed the roles and what everyone thinks of homosexuals and in a weird manner managed to show that one's sexuality does not define who that person is.Other than that some funny situations,some really ridiculous ones,but I would say all with the appropriate respect. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A very campy, fun movie. Loved it. Pretty original plot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute.. but to be honest, some pieces of it are completely idiotic.. my brain filtered those out while watching and I was able to enjoy the rest.. lol.. The stupid "gay" lessons, and the american militia bs was just plain dumb.. take those out and the rest was really quite adorable.. Nothing new for LGBTQ film making.. but.. sometimes you just want something that isn't taking itself too seriously. It fit the bill for today. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite breaking the norms off Gay & Gangster genres, it was still a farce. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was absolutely ridiculous in the best way possible! All of the stereotypes were over the top and I loved it. There were a couple of moments where I felt things fell a little flat, but mostly, I was laughing like crazy. I also feel like an extra touch of hands here or there would have given a bit more to the boys' relationship, but there were some good looks between them. I would definitely recommend this film. Miss I-don't-like-comedies is certainly liking them tonight! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Avoids many of the pitfalls of stereotypical gay comedies by effectively making use of them. A solid premise, and this is genuinely lighthearted and weird. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Gay New York couple Stephen Torcelli (Greg Lauren) and Danny Russo (Christopher Gartin) have something to hide from Stephen's parents -- their jobs as Mafia enforcers. When the Torcelli family plans to visit, Stephen and Danny panic because Stephen's father works for the FBI. Despite efforts to keep family and Mafia separate, a birthday party gets mixed up with a mobster's daughter's engagement party. Trouble arises when the mobsters concoct a political scheme at the party.
      Director
      Kristen Coury
      Producer
      Linda Moran, Kristen Coury, Joseph Triebwasser
      Screenwriter
      Joseph Triebwasser
      Production Co
      Belladonna Productions LLC, Charleson Pictures
      Genre
      Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 21, 2003
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $127.2K
      Runtime
      1h 27m