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The Opposite Of Sex [DVD]

Christina Ricci , Martin Donovan , Chauncey Leopardi    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Galecki
  • Directors: Chauncey Leopardi
  • Producers: Mason Daring, David Kirkpatrick
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Uca
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Dec 2005
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000C4ETCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,631 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Christina Ricci had a great year in 1998. The young actress continued to cast off her youthful image from the Addams Family movies and made a big splash on the independent movie scene, especially in this scathingly witty comedy in which Ricci has the central role. Here she plays Dedee, a buxom, sexually precocious teenager who's pregnant, cynical, and looking for a volunteer father for her unborn child. This takes her to the home of her gay half-brother (Martin Donovan) whose current lover (Ivan Sergei) becomes Dedee's latest target for seduction. That's just the start of the mischief that Dedee so masterfully orchestrates, and Lisa Kudrow (from TV's Friends) is also on hand to deliver some of the movie's most quotable dialogue while fending off the affection of a local policeman played by Lyle Lovett. If all this sounds rather sordid, rest assured that the movie's got a warm heart (well, sort of) beating beneath all of its sharp-edged sarcasm. Writer-director Don Roos (Single White Female) injects most of the movie's appeal and humour through Dedee's voice-over narration, which constantly reminds us that even the most familiar movie clichés can be cleverly overturned. As a result, The Opposite of Sex is the opposite of boring. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Dedee Truitt (Christina Ricci) is a teen-vamp happy to ruffle any number of feathers in her pursuit of pleasure. Arriving at her gay half-brother Bill's (Martin Donovan) home, she wastes no time in seducing his boyfriend Matt (Ivan Sergei), before making off with $10,000 of stolen money. As she heads for LA, she is pursued not only by Bill, but also a lovelorn sheriff (Lyle Lovett), a hard-boiled spinster (Lisa Kudrow), and Matt's ex-boyfriend (Johnny Galecki).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully acid 20 Feb 2004
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If you enjoy films with jet black humour, then you'll love this film. Notable for the unapologetically acid narration by the excellent Christina Ricci, it also boasts a scene-stealing turn by Lisa Kudrow as Martin Donovan's dowdy best friend Lucia. The dialogue absolutely crackles with bitchy one-liners that are instantly quotable. Superb.
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This boring film never gets going. I blame the director, he must be pretty rubbish at his job - he should become an accountant. The main actor Bill sleepwalks throughout the film, you expect him to nod off at any minute. Lyle Lovett looks like some shapeshifting alien clone with lizard eyes, you could not imagine any woman on the planet wanting to sleep with him. Ricci drones on and on and on and on with this boring voiceover and she is a pale skinned overweight Barney with terrible dyed blonde hair. Kudrow tries to act but whines on and on and on and on... They guy who plays Matt looks like some dumb male model. Also, the guy Leonard from big bang theory is in it as a gay loverman. Overall the film is boring and you don't care about any of them or the stupid ending which is typical clichéd Hollywood. I would recommend that you buy instead Ninja Terminator which is a much better film and much funnier and only costs one penny. The Opposite of Sex is The Opposite of a Good Film. Be'lie that. You'll regret buying it. The other seven reviewers are all 15 year olds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best dark comedies... 7 Jan 2010
Format:DVD
Lisa Kudrow! Ah she is so good as Lucia, I've always admired Lisa ever since her early Friends days. The characters are really well developed and the plot is crazy - but it is a great narrative. Christi Ricci's wry/sarcastic humor throughout kept me laughing, a Southern state bred, youngster on the run. . .

A great rare gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars black comedy at it's best 14 May 2005
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I know there are other 5 star reviews on this item, and this is going to be just another. I'm not going to repeat what the others have said (or at least I'm going to try) because all I can say is watch this. Full of diaphragm shaking one liners and bittersweet black-to-the-soul comedy this film is a must. And also, if you thought Lisa Kudrow reached her peak in "friends", think again :D
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