October 2, 2014

Netflix & The Perfect Gay Wedding...


It's an age old story....

Boy meets boy...
Boy falls in love with boy...
Boy gets drunk, does stupid shit and loses boy...
Two years later at the wedding of his adopted interracial sister, now-sober boy meets same boy again, who is traveling with his pretend new boyfriend...
Now sober-boy falls for his ex's fake boyfriend..
Romance and comedy ensue.

Okay it's more of a modern story.

In The Perfect Wedding, now on Netflix, the budget is low and it shows, the acting is earnest rather than experienced, and the script is not subtle at all, and yet the whole thing works.

What I liked about this flick was its sweetness, and that in this family and circle of friends, being gay or straight, black or white, is all normal and not even mentioned... there are no closets, there are no stereotypes.

These friends and family love and laugh, they care, they stare into their loved ones' eyes, they try not to hurt each other so they lie and hurt each other... and then it all comes together into a happy ending.

The message is the same as any other romantic comedy: life is better when you take that risk and open yourself up to finding that one special person to walk through life with. True in this film, and just true.

Oh... also discovered here... the gays love ABBA. In case that was a secret...

Check out The Perfect Wedding...