The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Image
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  • Summary: Based on the hit underground comic strip, this hilarious, gay romantic comedy follows the story of Ethan Green, an adorable 26 year-old professional "assistant" looking for love in all the wrong places. (Regent Releasing)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Directed by George Bamber from a witty screenplay by David Vernon, it veers between screwball farce and feel-good sitcom.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    It's a crackpot of a soap opera, ornamented by a great deal of sexual humor, sexual innuendo and sex. Lead Daniel Letterle is a charmingly boyish actor, and the other featured players -- particularly veteran actress Meredith Baxter as Ethan's gay-wedding-planner mother -- are excellent.
  3. 63
    It's none too deep and a tad cartoonish, but also fast-paced, filled with quotable one-liners and often very funny.
  4. There's just not enough real heart to go along with the cutesiness.
  5. 38
    The strip is now a cartoonish sitcom pretending to be a romantic comedy about a drama queen and his adventures in lust. The movie might have gotten away with it, were it interested in romance or comedy.
  6. 38
    Tiresome romantic comedy that reinforces every imaginable gay stereotype.
  7. 10
    Unfabulous, unfunny, and unwatchable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. RussellM.
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    Just a fun movie. Doesn't try to make any great statements but offers one laugh after another. What more can you ask from a comedy?
  2. JulesK.
    Jul 8, 2006
    10
    Fun, funny, frothy. And it happens to be gay! Whudeva. A date movie if there ever were one.
  3. DannyQ.
    Sep 5, 2006
    9
    I think critics seem to be looking for far too much depth in this film and that's not what the film is about. It's like an old I think critics seem to be looking for far too much depth in this film and that's not what the film is about. It's like an old screball comedy. It's light and delightful and an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half. The audience I saw it with laughed consistently. And that's what matters. Expand
  4. JimG.
    Jul 16, 2006
    8
    Forget Brokeback Mountain, here is a slice of gay life in which every (white?) gay man should find some personal truth and much humor. While Forget Brokeback Mountain, here is a slice of gay life in which every (white?) gay man should find some personal truth and much humor. While some of the supporting roles are taken to an extreme or heavy on camp, the two main characters have more than one dimension and are well played. Daniel Letterle and David Monahan do a fine job as the earnest humans named Ethan and Leo. The movie is very funny in its broad themes, but also chock full of brief (inside?) jokes that delighted the audience I was in (my favorite being a brief detour to the Moen catalog). Only two complaints: (1) the Hat Sisters: no self-respecting queen would be caught dead in those outfits (2) Ramon De Ocampo as Juarez does for the image of gay Latin men what Hattie McDaniel's roles did for African-American women. It's a shame that his role wasn't written as intelligently and truthfully as that of Punch, the 19 year-old self-declared God. (Oh, and, (3), those German accents were horrific.) Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    3
    I don't know if this movie was supposed to be funny, because aside from a few funny moments (and I mean few), it wasn't.

    The acting was
    I don't know if this movie was supposed to be funny, because aside from a few funny moments (and I mean few), it wasn't.

    The acting was quite horrible, going overboard in every way. The characters didn't get enough life breathed into them to make them interesting or significant. Ethan's constant struggle to find love was ridiculous (his behavior didn't really make any sense, and his character was truly quite annoying).

    All in all the plot was silly, the movie didn't seem to have any kind of solid direction, some of the characters were simply crazy, and as hard I may try, I just didn't enjoy this film. It's light, it doesn't take itself seriously, and it isn't funny or entertaining while doing that. Even the romantic journeys didn't have any kind of impact since they didn't come all the way through the film, but popped up at the last moment without a proper build-up.

    Such a disappointment.
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  6. DeanS.
    Nov 22, 2006
    0
    An awful waste of time. worse movie I have ever seen.

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