Kiss Me, Guido (Widescreen)
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This movie is based on so many stereotypes and rather flimsy plot premises, that I don't really know where to start. Italians and gays are both parodied in a well-meaning if unremarkable script. It's not a horrible movie; it's just not a particularly good one either.
Interestingly, CBS tried to turn this movie into a sitcom called "Some of My Best Friends" starring Jason Batemen as Warren, but a weak movie idea makes an even weaker TV show, and it quickly flopped.
He then befriends this gay man looking for a roommate to help paying bills played by Anthony Barrile (Sinatra, Hamburger Hill) who has an ex-lover (Played by Craig Chester (Frisk, Bumping Heads) )who has a new boyfriend actor (Played by Christopher Lawford (Exit Wounds, Thirteen Days) ) who is about to put on a play production.
Guido is an actor who has no talent in the people skills area but seems to have a natural affinity for 'gay' acting roles until he realizes he must, and has to, kiss a man. The rest is pure comedy. From the straight laced strict Catholic Italian families of New York to the stereo typical 'Queens' of gay New York City
The movie made me chuckle and chuckle many times. Cleverly directed by Tony Vitale (Very Mean Men, Jungle Juice) the films makes you believe anything is possible. Fun and charming - all the way around. ...
Some movies aren't made with Oscar in mind, and this is one of those. It's fun, light-hearted, simplistic, but so very enjoyable. I won't go into plotlines, as other reviewers have already done that. Suffice to say this movie will entertain you and make you smile.
The DVD picture is crisp and clear and the audio is perfect: not too loud, not too soft (there's nothing worse than not being able to hear the dialog only to have the house rattle once the music booms in). The widescreen format really suits this film. The only downside to this DVD release --and a minor one at that-- is the commentary by director Tony Vitale. It's incredibly boring with l-o-n-g moments of silence. There are a couple of interesting tidbits here and there, but nothing deep or earth-shattering. A bit of rehearsal on Tony's part would have helped this tremendously because he sounds bored at times. But I won't judge this feature too harshly since it's not part of the original movie per se.
If you're looking for a pleasant movie to share with friends (gay or hetero), you've found it here.
You can especially appreciate it if you live in the Brooklyn/Manhattan area of New York City, because Guidos listening to 103.5 KTU are a pure staple of our local society. :)
One thing that's very attractive about this film is a distinct plot conflict between characters, which is eventually resolved at the end of the film, as all characters find that they need and want each other, whether they're the manhating Meryll, the homophobic Frankie, the abused gay lover Warren, or even Pino the player getting in touch with his monogamous side. It wasn't offensive, nor did it insult the viewer's intelligence, as the story kept moving along at a brisk and very interesting pace.
Plenty of laughs for all, particularly if you're from this region and see what lunacy goes on around here. :)
Most recent customer reviews
Okay - probably lots of stereotypes here, but who cares - this adds to this films charm. Situation familiar from other films, but again, doesn't matter - all characters are... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2007 by Keith in Canada
A lot of people don't really know of this movie. It's not a movie for everyone and it may not be the best gay movie but I sure loved it. Read morePublished on July 12 2004
After catching his brother having sex with his girlfriend, Frankie (Nick Scotti) is upset (no marriage now) and feels he must move out of Brooklyn. Read morePublished on July 15 2003 by James P. McDonald
A Witty, Entertaining Movie.
Have shown it to many friends and family to the delight of all.
Rent & watch this movie... Read more
Not terribly original I guess, but very sweet. I like the actors, and I am a sucker for films that depict the many ways that people who would seem to have nothing in common, form... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2003 by D. Golden
I honestly cannot comment on the ending of this film since i was unable to sit through the entire mess. Read morePublished on March 18 2002
This was SO bad, I couldn't sit through it all the way through in one screening. The protagonist is totally unbelievable, "Guido" so straight and uptight as to make this more of a... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2002 by Richard G. Wilkes