Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Canada, 1996. Les productions Castor & Pollux Inc.. Screenplay by Bertrand Lachance, Denis Langlois. Cinematography by Yves Beaudoin. Produced by Bertrand Lachance, Denis Langlois. Music by Bertrand Chenier. Production Design by Pascale Deschenes. Film Editing by Meiyen Chan, Denis Langlois. Toronto International Film Festival 1996.
A failing restaurateur and his longtime boyfriend throw a dinner party, during which a guest calls up an escort agency and has them send over a hired companion as a joke. By the time the young man arrives, all the guests have gone home except for one host, and the two of them have a good time until the boyfriend returns and demands a little retribution of his own. This clever little comedy has friendly characters and a rather mundane story, with a twist in the last third that is a charmer and well worth waiting for. All the actors are likable and the experience pleasant enough to sit through without much intense effort.