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      Trick

      R Released Jul 23, 1999 1h 30m Romance Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      79% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 83% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings It's lust at first sight when Gabriel (Christian Campbell), a songwriter with Broadway ambitions, runs into Mark (John Paul Pitoc), a hot go-go dancer at a local gay club. They head to Gabriel's place to seal the deal, but are thwarted when Gabriel's roommate Rich (Brad Beyer) arrives with opposing plans for their closet-sized apartment. It's the first of many sexual obstructions in a wild night that leaves the pair physically unsatisfied, but developing an unforeseen romantic bond nevertheless. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      By portraying its love story as nothing less than conventional, Trick avoids genre tropes to create a simple, effective romance.

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: A- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy Variety A highlight of the 1999 Sundance Film Fest, Jim Fall's charming romantic comedy deviates from mnny gay-themed by not dealing with AIDS or other "serious" issues, instead centering on "simple" matters like dating and getting laid. Rated: B Jan 4, 2007 Full Review Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle Rated: 3/4 Jun 18, 2002 Full Review Anderson Jones The Advocate It’s an accurate snapshot of our big-city gay lives. Apr 19, 2022 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List The strength of Trick relies on some excellent supporting performances, not least from Beverly Hills 90210 starlet Tori Spelling. Rated: 3/5 Apr 13, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Jun 25, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      PridePosterStudios A guilty pleasure I don’t get to indulge in nearly enough is a “just gay” film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/26/24 Full Review andy n Not a bad movie. Slightly drawn out, without much drama and depth. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Boy meets boy. Boy wants sex with boy. But his roommate is home, and there's no privacy. So they roam around New York City to find privacy. On that journey, we meet some wildly funny characters while affection grows. As aspiring Broadway musician Gabriel, Christian Campbell is a dimply, innocent foil to John Paul Pitoc's stripper, who's presumably been around this block before. Both are endearing enough that we really don't want to see them fall into bed because we'd rather see them create something more substantial. As much as this film wears its sexuality on its sleeve, it smartly avoids expectations. It ends being the kind of film where you hold your breath in anticipation of even just a kiss. At the time of its release in 1999, that was a refreshing throwback, but it still holds up years later. When Trick was released, it had just been a couple of years since very promising new drugs meant that HIV might not necessarily mean a death sentence. Trick reflects a new hope and optimism that gay men had not allowed themselves to feel for a very long time. Underlining that with resonance and poignancy is an unexpected shot of the pre-9/11 twin towers. Director Jim Fall's smartest move was in his casting, because the secondary characters end up being the scene-stealers who make this movie so much fun: Lorri Bagley as a sexy kewpie-doll who is a lot smarter and worldly than her baby voice implies. Kevin Chamberlain as a snuggly bear of a friend's ex-lover. His screen time is as short as it is cute and memorable. Tori Spelling as a rude and self-unaware actress friend. If you have a distaste for Tori Spelling, you'll actually enjoy her obnoxiousness more for it. Steve Hayes as a flashy show biz friend who sings a bawdy song that makes you want to see this guy in his own sequel. Clinton Leupp, stealing the entire movie with one scene as Coco Peru -- a frightening drag queen you definitely do not want to be trapped in a small space with. To quote Coco, "It's big. It's beautiful. And you're gonna love it." Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member An amazing film with the ability to inspire love even after the 100+ times I've viewed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Really really cute:):) i liked it a lot. just the type of world i like to live in. this is one I'll definitely rewatch for its over the top yet very grounded storytelling. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member YES YES I love this Movie. And i love the song (Trick of fate). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis It's lust at first sight when Gabriel (Christian Campbell), a songwriter with Broadway ambitions, runs into Mark (John Paul Pitoc), a hot go-go dancer at a local gay club. They head to Gabriel's place to seal the deal, but are thwarted when Gabriel's roommate Rich (Brad Beyer) arrives with opposing plans for their closet-sized apartment. It's the first of many sexual obstructions in a wild night that leaves the pair physically unsatisfied, but developing an unforeseen romantic bond nevertheless.
      Director
      Jim Fall
      Producer
      Jim Fall, Ross Katz, Eric d'Arbeloff
      Screenwriter
      Jason Schafer
      Distributor
      Fine Line Features, Good Machine International
      Production Co
      Good Machine, Roadside Attractions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 23, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 14, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.0M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR
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