It's refreshing to see a lighthearted gay romantic comedy that delivers what it promises - a fun story with cute characters and plenty of light comedy.
Casting was done perfectly - while none of the characters requird Oscar-worthy performances, the cast members were well-suited for their roles.
I think that seeing more movies like this is an indication of where gay cinema - and the gay community - currently is. That we are able to make fun movies that exist for no other reason than to entertain is a departure from the heavy, highly sociopolitical dramas that have dominated for much of the genre's history (i.e. Longtime Companion, And the Band Played On, Angels in America, etc). All of those movies are brilliant and important, but it's nice to have some fun.
The plot has already been summarized, but I will point out that I didn't find any of the characters overly-stereotypical, especially not in the derogatory sense. I know many people who are very much like the characters in this movie, and I think the somewhat sugar-coated point of the movie - that relationships are not easy but they do require tolerance, patience and ultimately two people who are very much self-aware and honest about who and what they are - was easy to digest.
Watch it with friends as an alternative to hitting the bars one night.
"THE MOSTLY UNFABULOUS SOCIAL LIFE OF ETHAN GREEN" AMOS LASSEN and Cinema Pride Based on the long running comic strip "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" (HERE! TV) by Eric Orner releases on DVD on October 10 and is a fun filled romp through the gay dating scene. Ethan is somewhat of a social nerd when it comes to finding Mr. Wonderful or even Mr. Right Now. His dating life is a disaster and he alone must take full credit … more
A funny line from a funny song, but somehow it captures the mood of this light little comedy, made with enough wit and ingenuity to keep our attention, rehashing some tired gay stereotypes with a fresh approach, and in the end just offering a pastiche that should find an appreciative audience. George Bamber takes on his first directing role and uses a comic strip (Eric Orner) translated for the screen by David Vernon and populates his movie with an attractive cast of men (and women) and ably manages … more
Based on Eric Ormer's comic strip,The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Greenis an almost fluffy romantic comedy starring Ethan (Daniel Letterle), a gay man whose trials and tribulations amount to not much more than difficulties in dating and finding a rented apartment. Leo (David Monahan), Ethan's ex-boyfriend, is selling the house Ethan currently resides in, while Ethan enters a whirlwind romance with baseball fetishist, Kyle (Diego Serrano). While Ethan debates where to live, he dumps Kyle and starts dating Punch (Dean Shelton), a cute, young real estate agent who hatches a plan to sabotage Leo's intentions to sell the property. The finest moments of this situational comedy occur when the Hat Sisters (Joel Brooks and Richard Riehle), a pair of cross-dressing, older lovers, are on screen cracking jokes and looking like Erma Bombeck. Meanwhile, Ethan's mom (Meredith Baxter) advises him to seek courage in order to find the right man, as Ethan tires of the dating game. Director George Bamber's adaptation is entertaining, though the entertainment feels as if its at the expense of some characters who are the most stereotypically gay. Because of the film's employment of stereotypes, it's difficult to sympathize with Ethan's plight. Clearly not meant to challenge intellectually,Ethan Greendoes contain some endearing scenes that make it mostly fun to watch.--Trinie Dalton