A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does? Written by
Anya Gunnunderson's parting line to Heather Mancuso, "So Long. And thanks for all the fish" is a tribute to Doug Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The last book in that series was "So Long. And Thanks for All the Fish." See more »
Olaf is home for Christmas in Wisconsin, but in just about every outdoor scene, there is green grass and leaves on all the trees, something you'd never see in Wisconsin in December.
Wrongfully considered a mistake: Actually Anya explains how they moved to warmer climate to avoid the harsh Wisconsin winters. See more »
It took me a while to figure out what about this movie was bugging me. I loved the story, the dialog was fine, the actors were great. Finally, I realized I was watching a filmed play. Once I got the mindset that I was watching a play as opposed to a movie I enjoyed it twice as much.
Have watched it three times. Love it!
Not too sugary or predictable, I fell in love with his parents. I'm tired of watching movies where everyone looks like they just stepped out of a salon. This family was very "real".
The trick is to get in a "I'm watching a play" mindset and you won't have that "This movie was just okay" attitude.
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