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Adam & Steve (2005)

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Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

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Craig Chester

Writer:

Craig Chester
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Gets ... Steve Hicks
Cary Curran Cary Curran ... Cary / Cherry Dazzle
Craig Chester ... Adam Bernstein
Parker Posey ... Rhonda
Noah Segan ... Twink
Sally Kirkland ... Mary
Jackie Beat Jackie Beat ... Herself
Mario Diaz ... Orlando
Lisa Frederickson Lisa Frederickson ... Fiona
Sandy Martin ... Biker Chick
Michael Panes ... Lou
Jennifer Echols ... Triage Nurse
Jack Guzman ... Security Guard
Chris Kattan ... Michael
Maxine Prescott Maxine Prescott ... Elderly Lady
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Storyline

Teenage Goth couple Adam and Rhonda are club hopping when Adam spots a dancer he is immediately attracted to. Taking the dancer home, Adam is introduced to drugs by him, but their sexual escapade is interrupted by an embarrassing episode and the dancer leaves quickly. Years later Adam accidentally stabs his dog and brings him to a hospital where he is treated by a psychiatrist who once studied veterinary medicine. The doctor (Steve) and Adam start dating and fall in love. Rhonda, who has stayed Adam's close friend through the years, begins to date Steve's straight roommate at the same time. Months later Steve realizes that Adam was the Goth teenager with whom he had the embarrassing encounter, and breaks off the relationship, afraid that Steve will reject him when he finds out the truth. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

the tempting new comedy from the producers of 'Latter Days'

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam i Stiv See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,429, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$309,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,404
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Funny Boy Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The flashback in the beginning of the film takes place in 1987. The remaining film takes place in 2005. See more »

Quotes

Adam: I may be damaged goods, but I'm goods none the less!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release of the film contains several deleted and extended scenes with commentary from writer/director/star Craig Chester. The scenes are included in the film's novelization, also written by Chester. Most of the scenes were cut for time. The scenes featured on the DVD are:
  • An extended version of Adam's (Chester) opening visit to the support group
  • Adam saves Rhonda (Parker Posey) from a relapse into her food addiction at a barbecue restaurant
  • Adam recounts to Steve (Malcolm Gets) a sexual experience he had with a mime
  • Adam and Steve get ready to go country dancing
  • An extended version of the party at Steve's apartment, including more scenes with Jeff and Jeff's adopted daughter Ling-Ling
  • An extended version of Michael (Chris Kattan) telling Adam about Steve's past
  • Adam and Steve have a fight after Steve's party
  • An extended version of the dinner party with Adam, Steve, and Steve's parents
  • Michael wakes up to find Steve is not home and realizes he doesn't know how to operate without him (he tries to make coffee and realizes he doesn't know how)
  • Rhonda and Michael make out when Michael tempts Rhonda with a pie, which promptly ends up covering them both (Craig Chester admits that the scene was cut due to massive technical difficulties in staging it)
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Off
Music by Michael Lloyd
Written by Jackie Beat
Performed by Jackie Beat
Published by Michael Music
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Gay Romantic Comedy Meets "Airplane"
2 April 2006 | by filmguyCISee all my reviews

The premise is this: Two gay men, Adam and Steve, meet in the 80's and have a disastrous encounter. Fast forward to the present. Adam and Steve's paths cross again and they begin to date, neither remembering their history together. Until one does. How will the past affect the future? Somewhat interesting premise, however, writer and director Craig Chester doesn't have much faith in it and decides to fill the film with a barrage of gross out humor, slapstick, and silly over the top moments. While some of these are very very funny, others don't work at all. The end result is a movie that seems to sell out for cheap laughs rather than go for something real.

Craig Chester (who also wrote and directed) and Malcolm Gets are likable as Adam and Steve but don't generate much chemistry. Parker Posey is always good for a few laughs. Chris Kattan is basically wasted in a supporting role as the best friend.

If you are looking for a few laughs and don't have expectations too high, I would recommend this film. If you are seeking an authentic contemporary film about gay relationships, pass over this one and rent "All Over the Guy."


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