People You May Know 2016
TV-MA | 1h 41min | Comedy , Drama | 28 February 2017 (Netherlands)
‘People You May Know’ tells the story of four friends in their 40s in Los Angeles. They will have to confront a new reality when Delia gets pregnant from Joe, the best-friend who happens to be gay.
From other reviews online, I’d gotten the impression that this might not be just another stale gay dramedy full of stale gay dramedy clichés… but five minutes in, one lead coyly asks the other, “When’s the last time you got laid? ’cause you’re really tense right now!” I hit eject, put the DVD back in its case, and tossed it in the box with tired old gay movies from the horrible old days when that’s all we had.
With people like Alan Brown, Mark Thiedeman and Joseph Graham making intelligent, NON-clichéd gay movies — about and for adults, not bitchy, mentally challenged, self-obsessed, cocaine-snorting, thirtysomething (or older) adolescents — there’s no excuse to keep recycling the same old garbage. Besides, one minute earlier the same character had said, “… or something equally as stupid.” The writer gets old clichés just right, but writing plain English correctly evidently is beyond him. I almost ejected it then, but when the “got laid” line came fast on its heels, and in the same smug, whiny voice, it sealed this movie’s fate for me.
Director: J.C. Falcón (as JC Falcón)
Writer: J.C. Falcón (as JC Falcón)
Stars: Sean Maher, Andrea Grano, Mark Cirillo
Country: USA | Spain
Language: English | Spanish
Release Date: 28 February 2017 (Netherlands)
Also Known As: Forse li conosci