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Gray Matters

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Forgettable coming-out comedy for older teens.

Movie PG-13 2007 92 minutes
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This film is a sometimes-amusing but mostly confused mess. Graham and Cavanagh have built their acting careers on their irresistible charm, but even these two paragons of cute can't save screenwriter Sue Kramer's predictable directorial debut.

As Gray retreats into her overanalyzing personality, she seems like a character from a very sub-par Woody Allen script. Eventually she accepts herself as a lesbian, but only after a hysterical confrontation with Sam about how she'll never be able to hold hands with her lover or have a wedding or children – meanwhile, she lives in one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world. Bottom line? Even in the limited genre of coming-out comedies, Gray Matters matters not.

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