In & Out
In & Out (1997)

Life is sweet for high-school English teacher and sports coach Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline); he's still living where he grew up, he has a good relationship with his father (Wilford Brimley) and mother (Debbie Reynolds), he's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 19, 1997
DVD Release Date: October 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't always find comfortable ground between broad comedy and social commentary, but lively performances -- especially from Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack -- enrich In & Out's mixture of laughs and sexual tolerance.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Fast-moving and very funny.

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Andrew Sarris

The Hollywood stuff at the beginning with Glenn Close as an Oscar presenter and Matt Dillon as a puffed-up star on the rise is as funny and as nasty as anything in Libby Gelman-Waxner's columns.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Not always that amusingly.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Actually, the funniest parts of the movie are excerpts from the film that Cameron is originally nominated for.

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Time Out

Oz wants it both ways, though, and can't resist hammering home the message with a prolonged Spartacus-style climax quite as ludicrous as the Oscar winning film-within-the-film.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews often painfully broad comedy that's rarely as entertaining (or as funny) as one might've anticipated.

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Todd McCarthy

Basically a one-joke farce that plays around with a once-delicate subject that by now is a mainstay even on TV.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

[Delivers] laughs and skewer a few stereotypes, thanks to extremely sly wit and a fine cast.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Forget the inevitable carping and give credit where credit is due.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A joyful and hilarious coming out of the closet party with a cant-miss list of stars. A wonderfully enjoyable movie with a magnificent performance by Kevin… More
Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Deborah Rush, Lewis J. Stadlen, Gregory Jbara, Shalom… More
Melvin White
Emily: Is everybody gay? Is this a Twilight Zone? "An out-and-out comedy" In & Out is one of those movies I'm in-between on. It's not… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Stereotypical and sometimes plain absurd, IN & OUT does manage to cause a few laughs, mostly due to Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack's performances. Debbie… More
Candy Rose
Comedy about a teacher who is outted by his ex-pupil at the Oscars! Good cast. Funny scene where the girlfriend can't use the old fashioned phone. Kevin… More
Spencer S.
Kevin Kline is one of my favorite actors, so I may sound biased when I say his performance was spot on, and it was. It was great, hilarious, and unexpected.… More