Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1997. , Redeemable Features. Screenplay by Tony Vitale. Cinematography by Claudia Raschke. Produced by Ira Deutchman, Christine Vachon, Karen Vitale. Production Design by Jeffrey Rathaus. Costume Design by Victoria Farrell. Film Editing by Alex Hall.
Nick Scotti is a Brooklyn “guido” and aspiring actor who decides to get himself a new residence when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man. Looking in the classifieds for available apartments, he mistakes “GWM” to mean “Guy With Money” and moves in to the place, only to discover that he’s moved in with a Gay White Male (Anthony Barrile). What is there to do but stay, especially considering he has no where else to go, but spending time with his new roommate (who is himself not too thrilled to have a real mook for a live-in) opens his eyes to new world he never knew before, and somehow these two manage to find the middle of the road and become friends. It’s not magically enlightening or all that emotionally uplifting, but it is pleasant and funny. The film was followed by a short-lived television series called Some Of My Best Friends starring Jason Bateman.