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  • Summary: Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore), Mormon princess ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen) and blonde fashionista Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse). When unassuming Tanner (Michael J. Willet) is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends — including his own B.F.F. Brent (Paul Iacono) — that he's leaving behind. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jan 6, 2014
    The film, lensed in appealing candy-striped colors, has so much fun exploding stereotypes and radiates with such infectious comic gusto and genuine good nature, that it would be almost churlish to resist its charms.
  2. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    Jan 16, 2014
    It’s cheery but still has a bit of a bite, makes a point without ever being too preachy and features a litany of quotable lines with a cleverness not seen since “Heathers.”
  3. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Jan 17, 2014
    G.B.F. has been unfairly slapped with an R rating, but the film is about as scandalous as a "Glee" episode. It's suitable for young teenage girls, who apparently are far more at ease with the times than the homophobic folks at the MPAA. Don't let their rating fool you: The movie may be thoroughly modern, yet it's old-fashioned, too.
  4. Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    Jan 17, 2014
    Once this self-consciously campy fairy tale stops trying so hard to emulate every high-school comedy and TV show from the past 30 years and relaxes into a stream of clever repartee and amusing situations, it eventually offers enough LOL opportunities to deserve a passing grade.
  5. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Mar 18, 2014
    The joke wears a bit thin and performances vary: this isn’t as slick as the teen movies it draws from, such as ‘Clueless’ and ‘Mean Girls’. But an original premise and earnest tone go a long way.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jan 23, 2014
    The subject matter calls for ruthless observation, but his candy-colored pop vision has more in common with “Glee” than, say, “Heathers.” He’s aiming for a stinging WTF, but winds up with a fairly mild LOL.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jan 24, 2014
    I guess I’ve seen worse teen sex comedies, but it’s rare to encounter one this stupid.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Apr 28, 2014
    Finally got a chance to watch this after seeing how well it performed on rotten tomato, and I gotta admit it's a really funny movie! Just imagine John Hughes directing a movie with a gay protagonist. The writing is really fresh, giving a fun satire on high school culture and how gay kids are often viewed. It's a very exaggerated universe and the actors pull off the comedy very well, especially Xosha Roquemore who I've only seen in a small part in Precious but she is a great comedian (and sexy to boot). I hope more people get a chance to see this through word of mouth. Collapse
  2. Mar 22, 2014
    A light and fluffy gay/teen comedy that is sporadically amusing even if after a while it seems to be a one note joke. The cast inject bags of energy in to the proceedings and the production is certainly colourful, in every sense of he word. To get the most out of the screenplay it is imperative that you have an understanding of teen/gay jargon. If you don't the film just doesn't play. If you do you may very well love it. Expand