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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. While Kramer's well-conceived screenplay features much amusing dialogue, there's a forced quality to the proceedings that makes the comic premise seem more artificial than it needs to be.
  2. Some of it works, most of it doesn't. But the real problem of the movie is that it's so utterly lacking in freshness and originality. This is exactly the kind of formulaic indie gay comedy that was so overdone in the '80s and '90s that it became a film festival cliché.
  3. Mildly diverting but slight, the screwball comedy Gray Matters changes it up, more or less creating its own genre, the curveball farce.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    40
    Kramer shows zero feeling for the nuances of a midlife sexual awakening.
  5. 38
    For all of 10 minutes, Gray Matters looks like it might have accomplished the impossible: uncovering a romantic-comedy scenario audiences haven't seen a million times before.
  6. Every once in a while you catch glimpses of originality and see what Gray Matters might have been if it hadn't gone soft and safe.
  7. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    10
    Coming from the strangely vacuous Graham, in a Manhattan this preposterous, the staid social message is as ludicrous as its surroundings.

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Score distribution:
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  1. JustinC.
    Jun 9, 2007
    10
    I originally watched to movie for Rachel Shelley but I found it very charming. Unlike a lot of movies that are coming out this one didn't take it self to seriously (thats a good thing). The acting by all of its principles was very engaging. The Writing and Directing was strong as well... fun little movie. Collapse
  2. RosaS.
    Mar 10, 2007
    9
    Film is a sensitive and believable portrayal of a difficult subject. Film shows the need of acceptance of one's persuasion regardless how it's viewed by society. Cudos for a first time director and a well written and sensitive script. Expand
  3. AndrewR.
    Mar 1, 2007
    8
    This movie is about messy subjects that it makes much to clean and easy. Yet i really liked it. It was fun and light and had one truely great secne in it. I thought the actors were all fine. The movie really is a fantasy that recallsthe simple comedies of the 30's and 40's. Expand

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