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The Reception (2005)

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The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new ... See full summary »

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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Maggie Burkwit ...
Sierra
Chris Burmester ...
Chuck
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Andrew
Wayne Lamont Sims ...
Martin
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Jeannette (as Pamela Holden Stewart)
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The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of drunken evenings and daytime squabbles it becomes apparent that no one involved is what they seem. Written by Producer

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 April 2005 (USA)  »

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A Recepção  »

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$5,000 (estimated)
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An Extraordinary Achievement
18 June 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film at the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival. Writer and Director John G. Young shot this film in eight days with $5000, and yet it is vastly superior to most films costing, literally, 10,000 times as much. The storytelling, the dialogue, the acting, and the photography are all superb. Young elicits rich, natural, and sensitive performances from his four principal actors. His script reveals a deep understanding of the complexity of human relationships, needs, and pain without resorting to hackneyed conventions or contrivances. The characters are written so beautifully and distinctly, and are revealed so skillfully, that I do not even want to provide a basic outline of the plot. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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