Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) - Comedy, Romance

Hohum Score

13

Watchable

At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Rose Troche
Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 42 found boring (7.14%)

One-line Reviews (21)

Pleasant but empty .

An unexpected twist on a common dilemma.

I found this film to be immensely enjoyable and entertaining until the last 20 minutes or so.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable, well-acted film.

I wanted to like this movie, but found myself rather bored with it.

A really enjoyable film

Fun, but rather pointless.

Thrown in as side characters are the equally great Tom Hollander and Hugo Weaving whose side story alone is worth watching the movie, Simon Callow as the leader of the Men's group, turning in a great as ever performance.

Simon Callow, playing a horny straight, is always worth watching, and he's by far the only reason to stay with the movie.

However, the rubbish about his men's group "meditations" or whatever they are grows extremely tiresome in short order.

Compared with a conventional romantic comedy like "Notting Hill" this film derives its tension from the unexpected rather than the inevitable, and gives the audience a lot more stimulation on the way.

The dialogue was excruiciating at times, and at other times the narrative seemed hard to follow - was it me or were entire scenes deleted?

Slightly disappointing, but entertaining .

All in all, an enjoyable contrast to the usual generic RomCom fare

It was a FANTASTICALLY entertaining comedy, and it just seems to me that American audiences might enjoy it in much the same way they enjoyed "The Full Monty", so it's really unfortunate and kind of ridiculous that a few shots of two boys kissing is keeping it away from mainstream theaters.

The actors really are good, & the movie is worth watching for the comedic situations alone.

Amusing story, very well acted, likable characters, fast paced, great dialogue and some hilarious lines.

And for all others who don't care about that, heck, it's just a funny comedy worth watching on a rainy Saturday evening with some popcorn on your hands.

I was fortunate enough to see this film at the Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema, and highly recommend it to anyone who gets a chance to see it.

A really enjoyable experience.

Unbridled passion and acting at times make this a very enjoyable and engaging movie.