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5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
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  1. JakeC.
    Aug 21, 2003
    8
    This was a great story that resonated with me in a way that standard film fare rarely accomplishes. I think that the summary provided fails to do the movie justice. This isn't about a bisexual man, it's about a man who has experienced so much and come to the conclusion that all he wants is normalcy. In spite of his impulses and weaknesses, he is seeking acceptance and This was a great story that resonated with me in a way that standard film fare rarely accomplishes. I think that the summary provided fails to do the movie justice. This isn't about a bisexual man, it's about a man who has experienced so much and come to the conclusion that all he wants is normalcy. In spite of his impulses and weaknesses, he is seeking acceptance and commitment. These are themes that can touch every life. Wirey Spindell is Every Man. Expand
  2. JimF.
    Dec 9, 2002
    9
    I liked this movie!
  3. MichaelW.
    Nov 19, 2002
    8
    Well written, acted and funny! I can't understand why the critics dont get this...
  4. AnnieW.
    Nov 18, 2002
    6
    Bi-sexual??? Someone got that review wrong... A great story about life and how your experiences (whether by your choice or thrust upon you) mold who you are. I agree with another reviewer - if you're open to what is being said, it will stir you very deeply!
  5. DavidT.
    Oct 23, 2002
    7
    Contrary to popular trends, I enjoyed this movie. The characters and events are obviously "extreme" to unbelievable at times but represent well the comming of age for white men in the 70's from both the rural and urban avenues. This is not about a bisexual male though, and to think so meens you don't really understand the heterosexual male, especially one from the 70's.
  6. RobertC.
    Jul 2, 2002
    0
    Callie Thorne ruins the movie.
  7. JonN.
    May 8, 2002
    5
    Great, smooth story-telling, very funny.
  8. JohnG.
    May 7, 2002
    7
    I missed the first 45 minutes... parts of it were very bad, but other parts were very funny. Some of the writing was really good. I just read that the main character was bisexual though. I missed all scenes that suggested this. I'm glad I did, because I liked the character who moved to Vermont in the eighth grade. That was great. There were some really good lines too. I honestly I missed the first 45 minutes... parts of it were very bad, but other parts were very funny. Some of the writing was really good. I just read that the main character was bisexual though. I missed all scenes that suggested this. I'm glad I did, because I liked the character who moved to Vermont in the eighth grade. That was great. There were some really good lines too. I honestly thought the screenplay was adapted from a novel. I can't believe how much people hate this movie. Get over it. I'm going to bed. Expand
  9. ToddF.
    Jul 18, 2001
    1
    The horror...the horror...
Metascore
15

Overwhelming dislike - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. 30
    This sour coming of age story is a testament to his self-centeredness and dogged perseverance.
  2. May be too heady for some tastes but can stir you deeply, if you're open to it.
  3. Reviewed by: A. O. Scott
    10
    To say that this movie is true to life is only to say that it's banal, boring and confusing.