Not rated | Time: 1:31
Glenn Gaylord’s marriage rights drama is told through Jack (David W. Ross), a gay Brit trying to figure out how to stay in America when his immigration status is revoked.
Jack, who is helping care for his late brother’s child, decides to marry his lesbian best friend. But he then falls in love with a handsome, charming Spaniard.
Here’s what critics are saying:
• Ernest Hardy, Village Voice: “Ross’ on-the-nose script offers little subtext or nuance, and the film — for all the inherent drama of the situation — has very little real-life grit. That’s partly because the ensemble’s performances are surface deep and partly due to the fact that Jack is a picture-perfect being: the financially secure, handsome gay guy who’s an adoring uncle, thoughtful lover and sensitive friend.”
• Scott A. Gray, Exclaim: “While the drama is rather relentless and seldom less than completely earnest, Ross, who also wrote the script, has enough natural charisma to carry the picture through its stickier moments and his co-stars all turn in solid performances.”
(At the Screenland Crown Center.)
| Sharon Hoffmann, The Star