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  • Summary: Coffee Date is a cross-over romantic comedy about a straight man whose life spins out of control when an unexpected friendship with a gay man causes everyone in his life to think he too is gay.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 75
    It's not earthshaking or life-changing, but it's cute, occasionally predictable and only requires ACTUAL idiots, like Barry, to act like idiots. As formula entertainment goes, that's a pretty sweet deal.
  2. A wry romantic comedy of sexual confusion that deftly becomes increasingly serious without losing its sense of humor.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Fox
    Writer-director Stewart Wade has gracefully expanded his short film, a festival fave, into a warmhearted tale carried by genuine affection and a charming cast rather than cutting one-liners and turbo-charged plotting.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    Wade lampoons our tendency to rigidly define sexual preference, but eventually the high jinks start to resemble an episode from the old TV series "Love, American Style."
  5. Leaving no cliché unturned, Coffee Date provides cheesy music, chats about "gaydar" and the obligatory are-you-looking-at-mine? urinal scene.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Full of unlikely misunderstandings.
  7. Writer-director Stewart Wade expanded his festival-circuit short film into a blobby, watery feature-length enterprise, unredeemed by its cast (though Sally Kirkland shows up as Todd's mom).

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  1. MichaelL.
    Feb 22, 2007
    Arrrghhh! So awful I almost left the theater--and I haven't done that since Madonna's "Who's That Girl?". Full of Arrrghhh! So awful I almost left the theater--and I haven't done that since Madonna's "Who's That Girl?". Full of "seen-it-a-million-times" gay cliches, terrible performances, unlikely romance and the loony but usually watchable Sally Kirkland careening through a bad sit-com perfromance. This movie upholds the awful reputation of most gay flicks: banal, boring, whiney and dumb. Please, someone make another "Brokeback Mountain" quickly and spare us these "are-you-or-aren't -you travesties! Expand