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The Opposite of Sex (1997)

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

Director:

Don Roos

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Dedee Truitt
Martin Donovan ... Bill Truitt
Lisa Kudrow ... Lucia DeLury
Lyle Lovett ... Sheriff Carl Tippett
Johnny Galecki ... Jason Bock
William Lee Scott ... Randy 'One Ball' Cates
Ivan Sergei ... Matt Mateo
Megan Blake ... Bobette
Colin Ferguson ... Tom DeLury
Dan Bucatinsky ... Timothy
Chauncey Leopardi ... Joe
Rodney Eastman ... Ty
Heather Fairfield ... Jennifer Oakes
Amy Atkins Amy Atkins ... TV Reporter
Leslie Grossman ... Girl Student
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo opuesto del sexo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,385, 25 May 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,881,367
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Company Credits

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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The cabin in Ontario, Big Bear Lake is the same filming location as Dr. Falken's house in WarGames (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Randy knocks Dede against a "stone wall", they give way because they're made of some kind of foam. See more »

Quotes

Dedee: I'd like a Long Island iced tea, please.
Bill Truitt: Is that a good idea, for the baby?
Dedee: Oh, please. This baby owes its life to Long Island iced teas, if you know what I mean.
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Crazy Credits

No minor was used to portray any sexually explicit conduct. See more »

Connections

Referenced in All Over the Guy (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' For Love
Written by Hank Hunter and Stan Vincent (as Steven Vincent)
Performed by Jeanie Stahl
Produced and Arranged by Mason Daring
Very Special Thanks to Windsept Pacific and Lysa Grande
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In the first 5 minutes I'd decided I was gonna lov...
16 August 1998 | by defdexSee all my reviews

In the first 5 minutes I'd decided I was gonna love this film, Ricci seemed on top form giving a cool monologue and coming across as the Drew Barrymore for the (late) 90's... but 20 minutes in and everything goes to pot... she becomes a pain in the ass, Kudrow can't take such a heavy role (not that it's a *heavy* role, just that she's *so* lightweight.) and you just end up not really giving a toss about any of them. Galecki (David from Roseanne) is over the top camp and looks more like he's starring in a Carry On movie than anything else. Ricci does show real promise though.. she could be *excellent* if just cast in the right thing by a decent director.

Best bit has to be the line Ricci delivers to the audience just after the Bill & Matt kiss.


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