The Opposite Of Sex (1998)

DON ROOS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by . Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 1998.  Independent Spirit Awards 1998. National Board of Review Awards 1998.   New York Film Critics Awards 1998Online Film Critics Awards 1998.  

Don Roos’ excellent directorial debut, a healthy mix of searing comedy, strong drama and even some genuinely touching moments. rips into her role of DeeDee, a Lolita-like teenager hell-bent on causing a lot of trouble when she steals her half brother Bill’s boyfriend Matt () and runs away with him. Bill () teams up with bitter ex-sister-in-law Lucia (pronounced LUsha, played with marked brilliance by ) to track DeeDee and Matt across the country, doing their best not to get themselves thrown into jail too fast. The story moves at a rapid-fire pace and is always entertaining, with Kudrow and Ricci constantly fighting it out for who gets the best lines.

One Comment Add yours

  1. vinnieh says:

    This is a really good black comedy with a knockout protagonist.

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