26 October 2006

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green is a light romantic comedy, based on the Eric Orner comic strip. Daniel Letterle -who stole the show in the indie comedy Camp - plays Ethan, who seems to stumble from one relationship after another if only because he forces these abandoments, because he always feels something missing.

Faced with moving due to his ex-boyfriend selling the house Ethan shares with his lesbian friend Charlotte, he begins to wonder if he'll ever be happy. While everyone jokes about how Ethan screws up his relationships (including his mother, played by the brilliant Meridith Baxter), he still fails to see its really him all along.

While the film has nothing big to say, it is fresh in the sense that it is not another coming out story. Of course, the production style is a bit distracting, but that's what you get with a low budget indie film. And the in your face treatment of gay sex might have a few people gasping, it none the less works in favor in the film.

The story is nothing new, either, and you know how it will end, but it is bouyed by Letterle's role as Ethan, along with scene stealing performaces from veteran character actors Joel Brooks and Richard Riehle as the Hat Sisters.

So, while not great, it is worth the time and effort.

I would give it a B

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