Jeffrey (1995)

Based on a popular Broadway play, this comedy chronicles the experiences that made formerly-promiscuous homosexual Jeffrey take a vow of celibacy. After having several sexual disasters, Jeffrey decides to not have sex again. Unfortunately,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jeffrey offends as readily as it amuses, but an outstanding performance from Patrick Stewart keeps it from going completely off the rails.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

It's not a total bust, and some of the performances are charming, but it never matches the gleeful, irreverent mischief it had on stage.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

While this may sound intriguing, the picture merely jumps around clumsily from incident to incident.

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Amanda Jane Stern
Film Inquiry

For those few things that don't really work, the rest of it does. It's definitely worth a watch, or, if you're anything like me, several watches.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Rudnick, adapting his off-Broadway hit, deftly blends uproarious fun and touching gravity.

James Berardinelli

If nothing else, Rudnick and director Christopher Ashley know how to keep the audience off balance and in stitches.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

The energy level drains away once the picture turns serious, and what remains is a somber plotline that was handled far more effectively in such works as And the Band Played On and Longtime Companion.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Wildly uneven, and it aims at the lowest common denominator in its exceedingly broad comedy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's more a series of sketches and momentary inspirations than a story that grows interesting.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The play's impressionistic tableaux of homosexual life doesn't translate with complete success to the screen, but there are many hilarious lines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
A fun but already-dated gay dating comedy with a touch of AIDS sadness. Patrick Stewart adds to the silliness. It ranks up there with Torch Song Trilogy.
Drew Smith
This shit sucks. It's just as sexually compartmentalizing as The Birdcage was, only from the other end of the spectrum and about half as cleverly. I… More
Alec Barniskis
The breaking of the third wall and fantasy moments that really distinguish the story work better on stage, but there are enough enjoyable moments and strong… More