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on 6 January 2013
You Should Meet My Son is a funny, warm and moving movie that is sharply written and directed.

A typically conservative Southern mom can't understand why her dishy only son Brian (Stewart Carrico) seems to be perennially single, or indeed why he's so upset when his handsome flatmate moves out. She makes it her life's mission to hook him up with a good woman. Supervised by his mother and auntie, the heartbroken Brian endures a string of toe-curlingly awkward straight dates - until the ladies endure an unwelcome revelation that shatters their comfortable worldview.

Unusually for gay cinema, it's the conservative mom and her enjoyably crazy sister (hilarious performances by Joanne McGee and Carol Goans) who take centre-stage, as they plunge into the unknown world of the gay scene and its colourful characters, discovering the wonders of the `internet' along the way on their journey to acceptance. The adventures and scrapes they get into along the way, whilst Brian is ironically blissfully unaware, make for a hilarious second act.

The movie builds into an almost theatrical farce which gathers together all of the characters at the same place for a showdown. The pace, snappy throughout, is cranked up even further, and you won't be able to stop laughing by the end.

There are some surprising twists and turns along the way, which, without hopefully giving away too much, tackles the issue of the often misplaced desire to conform. Whilst You Should Meet My Son is a great comedy with a good amount of eye candy, it makes some serious points without hectoring or hammering the points home; most especially the hypocrisy and idiocy of religious fundamentalism, which comes in for some gentle ribbing here.

You Should Meet My Son proves that the essential ingredients for a great movie are a fantastic and well-structured script, a clear vision and great performances. It has all three in abundance. It's sure to become a favourite.
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on 12 March 2012
This comedy is realy funy and every character is lovely.

What I like it is also a bit self-ironical concerning gay attitudes.
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on 11 January 2013
Well acted and entertaining. Obviously a gay take on Mame but something for every Mom and Dad to watch. What a hoot!
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on 20 December 2013
It took a while to get into it, but it turned out to be a great story, and it's worth watching to see Wilson Cruz!
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on 22 June 2015
I loved this dvd he is hilarious. Very nice story and I hope for cotinuation of story. I miss it is not bluray
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on 20 May 2013
A fun and light film for a relaxing evening. Sweet and with the mother we wish for all gay children.
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on 19 June 2014
Not too bad, it would be good as a play, but good for a laugh. Overall it was nice but not amazing.
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on 30 August 2013
just loved the mother & aunt in this movie the boy is not the only one to change fun all round
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on 7 June 2014
Its not one on the best but its ok. The 2 ladies steal the movie the gay son is a bit wooden.
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on 3 May 2014
Its ok -not the best but not bad for sitting in on a rainy day rather than watching the TV
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