Sep 14, 2008

Adam & Steve, a fun-filled gay romantic comedy

Much like Boy Culture before, Adam & Steve was screened in local cinemas to very little fanfare. Thanks to websites like ClickTheCity.com, I got to learn that this American gay comedy was screening in selected Robinsons MovieWorld theaters. I was able to watch this film about three weeks ago and I must say that it's a pretty decent B movie.

To put the plot simply, the movie concerns two gay guys, Adam and Steve, who had a horrifically embarrassing one night stand in the 80s. Years later, they meet again and fall in love not recognizing that they have met each other before. One of them eventually remembers their past encounter—after numerous scenes where one or the other comes at the brink of recalling—and this is where the climax of the movie eventually leads to. Since this is the comedy, expect a happy ending. The comedy is quite campy and at times bordering on the slapstick side but it's entertaining enough. And the pivotal climax scene and the ending was unexpectedly touching, featuring a rendition of the beautiful song "I Must Have Done Something Good" from The Sound of Music.

As far as eye candy is concerned, you might want to skip this movie if a large part of your satisfaction in gay movies centers on the attractiveness of the guys. But, Steve, played by Malcolm Gets, is a pretty manly and muscular middle-aged man (if you're into that), and one of the dancers in the hilarious and utterly gay cowboy line dance scenes is pretty hot. As for sex, don't expect steamy scenes; they're there to advance the story and are not put center stage, unlike in some of the local indie films done to date.

If you're wondering, yes, the movie's title is a play on the conservative Christian argument against homosexuality: "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." This Biblical reference was actually used in pointed out in the film.

Overall, this is a pretty entertaining film. But you're not really missing anything if you haven't seen it.

2 comments:

john wrote on September 30, 2008 at 7:05 PM:

ill surely be seeing this movie. i hope someone would help me find a copy of this!

 
Vince wrote on October 3, 2008 at 1:44 AM:

John, you might have some luck getting it online via the torrents. :-P