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      In & Out

      PG-13 Released Sep 19, 1997 1h 30m Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      73% Tomatometer 56 Reviews 52% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Upon winning an Academy Award, actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) honors his high school teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), who he announces, before millions of viewers, is gay. This comes as news to Brackett's parents (Wilford Brimley, Debbie Reynolds), his principal (Bob Newhart) and especially his fiancée (Joan Cusack). As a media blitz descends upon on his small Indiana town, Brackett attempts to convince everyone that he's your average straight American male. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      It doesn't always find comfortable ground between broad comedy and social commentary, but lively performances -- especially from Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack -- enrich In & Out's mixture of laughs and sexual tolerance.

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      Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader Fast-moving and very funny. Apr 11, 2012 Full Review Desson Thomson Washington Post Actually, the funniest parts of the movie are excerpts from the film that Cameron is originally nominated for. Apr 11, 2012 Full Review Todd McCarthy Variety Basically a one-joke farce that plays around with a once-delicate subject that by now is a mainstay even on TV. Dec 1, 2008 Full Review Brian Rowe InSession Film It’s not anywhere near perfect, but there’s still a lot to like about In and Out... May 3, 2023 Full Review Dan DiNicola The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY) An amiable and wickedly funny comedy. Rated: B+ Jan 10, 2023 Full Review Wesley Lovell Cinema Sight The comedy is at its peak in this delicious, stylistic film. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 26, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      KB B This was such a complete waste of time. I decided to watch after the extremely favorable reviews but was shocked at how silly it was. I could only watch about a third and then put it out of it's misery. The whole stupid premise of this movie was concerning a topic I seldom think about and couldn't care less about. Don't bother with this one. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 10/18/23 Full Review Erwin Definitely a must-watch if you're looking for 90's films with a really good mix of comedy, humor, enlightenment, and entertainment. It's a feel-good movie that leaves you with a smile. Quite entertaining. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Kingi W Severely underrated. Great plot, very funny script. Perfect casting. Must See. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review jon c Is it better to be in the closet or completely out in the open no matter how much there's to deny? Frank Oz directs Kevin Kline, Matt Dillion, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Newhart, Wilford Brimley, Dan Hedeya, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Sellick, and Joan Cusack Kline stars as Professor Howard Bracket A former student of his becomes a very successful superstar actor During an awards ceremony he gives a speech and out of the blue declares his professor Howard is actually gay of all things! Howard is distressed by this bombshell and naturally tries to deny it His wife Emily is distraught as are the townfolk and he's scrambling to assert his manliness determined to prove he is straight The film has enough wacky hijinks to tickle the funny bone But for some reason it keeps going and when the focus shifts away from Kline it's a bit distracting But it gives enough in the script for declaring yourself, being part of the LGBTQ community isn't a bad thing or contagious, it's okay to truly be yourself instead of bottling it up, and just learning to love and accept is much easier than to put it aside Keep in mind: the film doesn't always find comfortable ground between broad comedy and social commentary, but lively performances -- especially from Kline and Cusack -- enrich the mixture of laughs and sexual tolerance This could've wrapped up quicker and by todays standards it feels quaint — a time capsule of the late '90s, its prejudices, stereotypes and worth-lampooning gay cliches But it gets points for being satirical as it can be Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Stereotyping -- There's nothing wrong with being gay. But this movie shamefully plays on the worn-out stereotype that if a guy likes fashion or musicals or some other activity that's the antithesis of being Mr. Macho, then he must be gay. Most of these myths seem to be spread by guys obsessed with their machoism. They're quick to ridicule any guy who's not a regular beer drinker and always bragging about his sex-capades, and especially any guy who enjoys something only women should like. Unfortunately, too many people buy into this mindset. Beneath it all though, those guys probably have a group-think mindset, and are a bit insecure if some guy isn't part of the herd. If a person is attracted to someone of the opposite sex, they're straight. If they're attracted to someone of the same sex, they're gay. If they're attracted to both, they're bisexual. And it's this sole fact that determines their sexual orientation. Too often, people lose sight of this simple fact. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review andy n An amateur film: a deliberate grotesque style, overly exaggerated humor, in which any dramaturgy is lost. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Upon winning an Academy Award, actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) honors his high school teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), who he announces, before millions of viewers, is gay. This comes as news to Brackett's parents (Wilford Brimley, Debbie Reynolds), his principal (Bob Newhart) and especially his fiancée (Joan Cusack). As a media blitz descends upon on his small Indiana town, Brackett attempts to convince everyone that he's your average straight American male.
      Director
      Frank Oz
      Producer
      Scott Rudin
      Screenwriter
      Paul Rudnick
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 19, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $63.9M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, DTS, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm, Flat (1.85:1)
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