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      GBF

      2013, Comedy/Lgbtq+, 1h 34m

      45 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      G.B.F. explores high school relationship dynamics and teen stereotypes with a refreshingly humorous touch - and surprisingly subtle smarts. Read critic reviews

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      (L-R) Xosha Roquemore as Caprice and Sasha Pieterse as Fawcett in "GBF." Michael J. Willett as Tanner and Sasha Pieterse as Fawcett in "GBF." Natasha Lyonne as Ms. Hoegel and Horatio Sanz as Principal Crowe in "GBF." (L-R) Brock Harris as Hamilton, Evanna Lynch as McKenzie Price and Taylor Frey as 'Topher in "GBF." (L-R) Xosha Roquemore as Caprice, Taylor Frey as Topher, Paul Iacono as Brent Van Camp, Brock Harris as Hamilton and Evanna Lynch as McKenzie Price in "GBF." (L-R) Taylor Frey as 'Topher, Andrea Bowen as 'Shley, Xosha Roquemore as Caprice, Michael J. Willett as Tanner and Sasha Pieterse as Fawcett in "GBF." (L-R) Jessie Ennis as Viola, Sasha Pieterse as Fawcett, Michael J. Willett as Tanner and Joanna Levesque as Soledad in "GBF." Paul Iacono as Brent Van Camp and Megan Mullally as Mrs. Van Camp in "GBF." Natasha Lyonne (right) as Ms. Hoegel in "GBF." (L-R) Michael J. Willett as Tanner and Anthony Garland as Christian in "GBF." Rebecca Gayheart as Mrs. Daniels and Jonathan Silverman as Mr. Daniels in "GBF." Sasha Pieterse as Fawcett in "GBF." Andrea Bowen as 'Shley in "GBF." Natasha Lyonne as Ms. Hoegel in "GBF."

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      A closeted gay teen (Paul Iacono) wants to join the popular gals' clique, but his scheme backfires when his best friend (Michael J. Willett) is forced out of the closet instead.

      • Rating: R (Sexual References)

      • Genre: Comedy, Lgbtq+

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Darren Stein

      • Producer: Richard Bever, Stephen Israel, Darren Stein, George Northy

      • Writer: George Northy

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Distributor: Vertical Entertainment

      • Production Co: School Pictures, Logolite Entertainment, Parting Shots Media

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      • Jun 27, 2015

        well acted and biting satire, not near as dark as Jawbreaker which allows the film to actually tell a story that is relevant.

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      • Sep 12, 2014

        Silly but very cute comedy.

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      • Apr 30, 2014

        I still cannot get some of the ratings on RT! Thus one, G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) has 81%! I am not sure that this independent teen comedy directed by Darren Stein deserves that. It made its first official screening at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the story focuses on two closeted gay high school students Tanner & Brent. When Tanner is outed, he is picked up by the cool girls and he begins to surpass still-closeted Brent in popularity. Many people thought that the story was unique and entertaining, especially with the young and fresh faces like Sasha Pieterse, Natasha Lyonne. Evanna Lynch, Megan Mullally, Andrea Bowen, Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, Xosha Roquemore, Horatio Sanz, Paul Iacono, and Michael J. Willett. For me, this movie had no "soul", and it was telling such an irrelevant story of two gay students who attend North Gateway High school, which is dominated by three feuding cliques led by the beautiful Fawcett (Sasha Pietrese), who rules over the richest and the most popular; the talented Caprice (Xosha Roquemore) who leads the school's minorities and theatre arts students; and Shley, a kind but ditzy Mormon that leads the "goody two shoes" and conservative Christians. Maybe, in the United States there are such schools but around the world I haven't seen anything like it. In this type of movies the funny bits are usually situations you could recognize or identify with... I had none of it! Acting was satisfactory, directing was close to mediocre, but for me the screenplay did nothing! The screenplay as the weakest point could not carry a story even for the first 20 minutes, it was already worn out. If you are fan of teen comedies, maybe you'll find something in it... but I will suggest to stay away.

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      • Dec 29, 2013

        For what it says it will be... it is! lol

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