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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | | Comedy | 22 May 1998 (USA)
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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A 16 year old Louisiana girl moves in with her homosexual half-brother and immediately starts coming on to his sexual partner, finally forcing him into an affair in which she becomes pregnant. The whole affair blows into a scandal exposing her school teacher brother and the true parent of the child is called into question as it is revealed that there have been a series of lovers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong language and sex related dialogue and sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Lo opuesto del sexo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,385 (USA) (25 May 1998)

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$5,881,367 (USA)
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Goofs

Deedee manages to smoke in a restaurant in California without any problems. There is a no smoking policy in enclosed public places in the state of California. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Carl Tippett: What's the point of sleeping with you if it doesn't get your attention?
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Featured in Indie Sex: Taboos (2001) See more »

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Written and Performed by Shane Koss & Adrian Hierholzer
Courtesy of Daring Music
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Terrific Little Indie from 1998
22 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Christina Ricci plays a brunette Lolita in this charming indie comedy from 1998. She visits her brother, straight-laced Martin Donovan, and then proceeds to seduce and confuse his hunky boy-toy, played by Ivan Sergei.

The film is no big deal, but it made a fairly large impression on me back in 1998. Ricci gives a terrific performance, successfully navigating the transition from childhood to adult actor. But the highest praise must go to Lisa Kudrow, who broke out of her "Friends" character and actually generated a little bit of deserved Oscar buzz for her performance as an uptight prude.

Grade: A


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