Say Uncle

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  • Summary: The suburbs are about to get hysterical in this "not quite black" comedy about suspicion, fear, and misunderstanding, and a gay artist living in Portland.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. 75
    "Queer as Folk's" Peter Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy.
  2. The ending is a little too neat and smacks of wishful thinking, but Paige has created an engaging and insightful entertainment with considerably more substance than most small-budget, independent gay films.
  3. 70
    A consistently provoking dark comedy that not only sheds light on our cynical society, but on mentally unstable people who find solace in children.
  4. Dramatically miscalculated satire.
  5. Say Uncle may be trying to address gay persecution and social paranoia, but it mostly comes off as a study of arrested development. The movie's most laudable gamble is its refusal to make either Maggie or Paul sympathetic, but the moral subtleties are obscured by a one-dimensional script and a protagonist as self-centered and lacking in expression as a fetus.
  6. An acutely misguided, purported satire dealing with the prickly subject of child molestation.
  7. 0
    Laughless, pointless and downright creepy, Say Uncle is a would-be black comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. R.Chung
    Jun 23, 2006
    10
    Loved this movie. It made me feel good!

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