Friday, April 9, 2010

In and Out (1997) (2nd time)

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Supporting Actress: Joan Cusack

I have absolutely no excuse for watching this film again. I had seen it years ago, I thought it was offensive, but still a silly written "comedy". And I haven't changed my mind about it. It's that type of badly written film with one or two good actors, a lot of stupid jokes, and even though you totally disagree with it, you still watch it... just because.
I won't comment on the gay issue of the film; some call it pro, some call In & Out homophobic and I can understand both sides. But at the end of the day, it still remains an Oscar nominated film :D and Joan's performance is one most difficult to judge. She is crazy overacting, but it's in the spirit of the film (the bad joke the film is) and I was actually looking forward to her scenes, the bar scene being the best. Another good scene: the confessional. But that's it.
My rating for the film: 2.5/10. A pointless movie effort.


  1. I really disagree. I thought it was very funny and Joan was great! It's not one of the best movies ever, but I thought it was entertaining.

  2. Didn't you find it to be consistently offensive to gay people? :)