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In & Out

In & Out

1997
Comedy
1h 30m
A high school English teacher is outed as a gay man by a former student while accepting an Academy Award. Comedy ensues in the teacher's private life and small town where he teaches. Story rumored to be loosely based upon Tom Hanks acceptance speech when receiving his Academy Award for "Philadelphia". (imdb)
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In & Out

1997
Comedy
1h 30m
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Rated 11 Jun 2021
80
65th
The best comedies mine cultural conflict for every possible laugh--as this film does by colliding big media and quiet small-town life. The fun comes not only in seeing the hero explain himself, but by watching woke big city people dictate how he should out himself. Kevin Kline continues to be the greatest (and most underrated) comic actor out there, simply by reacting to the farcical plot. The picture moves with grace and exudes a sweet nature throughout. Overlooked & highly recommended.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
6
70th
I thought this movie was hilarious when I saw it as a kid, but I recently rewatched it and I have to admit that it has aged badly. The climactic sequence with everyone in the auditorium proclaiming themselves to be gay is cheesy to a horrifying, peeking-at-the-screen-through-your-fingers degree. Still though, Kevin Kline is undeniably amusing, as is the dancing scene.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
80th
This movie is reeeally funny. I love it!
Rated 05 Aug 2010
7
80th
ótimooooo!!!!
Rated 25 Sep 2010
64
39th
Not the strongest script, short on laughs but high on charm mostly thanks to a likable cast.
Rated 19 May 2008
88
95th
having had a numeous amount of wonderful 90's actors, what could go wrong, aside from being a bit too overly dramatic, and underly fantastic, this is one of the great 90's counter-culter films while being with the times.
Rated 09 Apr 2007
70
47th
Kevin Kline seems to be able to make an average film better. An above average film with some heart as well as a few laughs.
Rated 18 Oct 2007
75
89th
Funny and sincere, and very well-cast. Felt like a sincere movie to me. Really enjoyed the performances. Decent writing.
Rated 23 Jun 2009
66
67th
I'm gay!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
68th
Who doesn't love Tom Selleck as a big gay bear, huh?
Rated 11 Sep 2017
18
94th
9/2
Rated 23 Aug 2007
89
93rd
Very, Very good
Rated 12 Nov 2012
80
54th
A very funny comedy that tackles gay stereotypes in a manner that is both humourous and well-intentioned. Great performances all around, especially from Joan Cusack and Kevin Kline.
Rated 10 May 2017
65
45th
One of those weird movies I recent more than once from my very local, very small video store. I remember the basic plots and a few random specifics. I should watch it again as a full adult man to see if my tastes as a preteen were as impeccable as I assume they were.
Rated 08 Feb 2012
41
11th
Count me Out.
Rated 27 Jun 2008
67
71st
good movie
Rated 13 Feb 2011
88
69th
May not be the best quality film, but inspiring nonetheless.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
55th
Great fun
Rated 27 Oct 2007
90
53rd
Loses it a little at the end, but it's a fun movie getting there.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
28th
It has a capable cast all of who deliver terrific performances, the script is amusing and light, and the directing by Muppet-Man Frank Oz keeps things running along well. It's just that all in all it seemed like an SNL skit that was stretched out well-beyond what it should have to fill 90 minutes of feature film length. Watchable but unremarkable
Rated 13 Jun 2007
55
39th
funny at parts
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
27th
For the most part, I wasn't entertained, but the story is unique. Joan Cusack is very funny in it, but otherwise, it's just sort of an unreasonably awkward film. Ugh!
Rated 14 Jan 2011
75
19th
For fun inside a serious theme.
Rated 22 Mar 2007
58
26th
Interesting comedy about a gay man coming out in a town where that is practically unacceptable in every way. Could have been better but it's worth a watch.
Rated 18 Dec 2009
65
8th
Somewhat amusing, but pretty forgettable.
Rated 10 Apr 2019
58
25th
In & Out's biggest issue is that it can't quite mesh its magic realism and social commentary in the right place. It comes off disjointed and slightly off-putting. It's humor and good intentions will charm some, but its tacky delivery will undoubtedly turn away its intended audience.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
61
15th
I wasn't impressed with this movie and found myself disliking where it went. It's interesting, though.
Rated 13 Jun 2007
20
3rd
I think I laughed once... maybe.
Rated 12 Feb 2022
59
46th
The beginning was hilarious (85/100), the ending weak (30/100). Probably because it was the first mainstream gay movie, it had to be designed by a committee of terrified producers. The ending is super unimmersive, accordingly, heavy handed & didactic, with forced character shipping to reassure the audience that everything is going to be FINE, despite scandalous anomalies. But it was forced, rushed & unconvincing. Maybe afraid folks’d storm out of the theatre before they got a chance to explain.
Rated 28 Sep 2008
73
35th
Well, it's a comedy.
Rated 23 Sep 2008
65
19th
Sorta dated and silly.
Rated 08 Nov 2010
52
41st
Don't remember too much about this in great detail, but do remember it being an okay watch and mildly amusing, if I'm being kind.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
42nd
A one-joke movie based on Tom Hanks' 1993 Oscar acceptance speech, Kevin Kline plays an engaged teacher who is 'outed' on Oscar night when his star pupil reveals Kline's character is gay.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
58th
Rarely is out daily garbage so well recycled. I cannot but enjoy lines of such horrible truth. While the end is predictable enough, Joan is wonderful in a wedding dress. The expression of the actors perfect.
Rated 09 Apr 2010
50
14th
A one-joke movie that got about that many laughs out of me.
Rated 14 Jun 2012
40
32nd
I normally really like Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack, but this story was not very good, interesting or engaging to watch. A few good moments but the story is weak and not very inspired. The music was just ok. Overall a good cast with poor material to work with.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
39
28th
Goes a bit too far with its one joke premise ("what if Tom Hanks' high school English teacher was outed but he didn't know it?") and it runs out of steam really fast. I found myself wanting to see more of Bob Newhart's character, oddly enough, since he doesn't play 'villains' much.
Rated 27 Oct 2013
48
54th
Fun but nothing extraordinary
Rated 17 Sep 2007
45
14th
not nearly as funny as it could have been
Rated 02 Dec 2020
51
49th
The premise of this movie has not aged well, to say the least. It's often juvenile, overacted, and over the top. But it is pretty funny, it genuinely addresses gay stereotypes, albeit in a bull in a china shop kind of way, has a nice whimsical, surreal quality at times, and its lack of shame is strangely charming. I got a slapstick Woody Allen vibe out of it.
Rated 26 Dec 2014
70
16th
a blithe, PG-13 comedy about homosexuality, so mild you can effortlessly picture it spinning off into a sitcom
Rated 04 Jul 2011
46
11th
Very few laughs, but carried well by the always entertaining Kline. I suppose this might have been funny if there weren't a slew of "gay satires" that are much much better.
Rated 29 May 2012
65
20th
fake oscar ceremony was funny. fuck barbra streisand!

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