Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Main One

A TLA discharge of a Fox Field Films production. Created by Michael Billy, Aimee Denaro, Caytha Jentis. Executive producer, Nancie Ellis. Co-producer, Verne Mattson. Directed, compiled by Caytha Jentis.With: Jon Prescott, Ian Novick, Margaret Anne Florence, Natalya Rudakova, Kelly Coffield Park, Christopher Cass, Pierce Forsythe, Michael Emery, Michael Billy.The path of real love is not smooth -- a lot more like unconvincing, erratic and conflicting -- in "The Main One.Inch Tracing a smitten gay man's quest for a straight(-laced) crush object, pic makes that mission appear more creepy than charming another curious elements likewise play as under fully intentional, regardless of the bland overall tenor. Following gay fest travel, Caytha Jentis' indie romance is debuting theatrically March. 7 at Gotham's Quad Cinema. Disc and VOD release March. 18 will achieve the typical niche audiences while telling them this too many gay-interest game titles within their rental queue finish up being disappointing time-murders. Improbable ambitious corporate lawyer Tommy (Ian Novick) is introduced boasting towards the requisite queeny closest friend (producer Michael Billy) about last night's conquest of the hunky heterosexual who had been a "gay virgin." Despite all signs and symptoms of this being yet another notch in the belt, Tommy vows that this time around, it is love. However, since his subsequent tries to woo Daniel (Jon Prescott) depend heavily on lies and manipulation, it's questionable precisely how deep Tommy's feelings run, not to mention whether you should be rooting for him. Discomfited by that one-evening stand, and protesting that he'd never do anything whatsoever to risk the existence he's planned with girlfriend Jen (Margaret Anne Florence), Daniel distances themself from Tommy. Tommy responds by joining his target's gym, befriending Jen, coercing Daniel into an ersatz "college reunion" weekend and otherwise acting just like a stalker. It does not appear to happen to author-helmer Jentis that within the real life, such tactics would include a large warning sign, departing thesp Novick pushing to become pleasant like a character whose shallowness and deceit the film shrugs off as amusing eccentricities. Meanwhile, Daniel is colored being an serious yuppie dreamboat having a stereotypical background in country-club courses, polo-shirted close friends cracking gay jokes at his bachelor party, etc. Eventually, he confesses to loving Tommy in exchange, but that appears a purpose of formula instead of emotional logic. "The Main OneInch later defies both formula and logic by establishing the expected fadeout, then withholding it randomly, necessitating a make-do close that does not work on all. (Contributing to the mystery, a dent-credits montage provides glimpses of the bride and groom at odds using the subsequent narrative.) In another strange decision, the pic begins by helping cover their Tommy as narrator (a tool soon dropped), though through the finish, he's barely present and Daniel is becoming our p.o.v. Elsewhere, awkward transitions, some far-fetched behavior and periodic moments that peter out pointlessly suggest elements possibly lost or abandoned between conception and final edit. Regrettably, the uninspired, frequently flat dialogue sounds as if it made it intact. Outcome is romantic-dramedy Swiss cheese -- mildly palatable, yet full of holes. Perfs and packaging are sufficient.Camera (color, HD), Ben Wolf editor, Verne Mattson music, Kenneth Lampl production designer, Katherine Whitehead seem, Ivanhoe Gadpaille seem designer, Louis Milgrom assistant director, Darien Sills-Evans casting, Adrienne Stern. Examined on DVD, Bay Area, Sept. 25, 2011. Running time: 90 MIN. Contact the range newsroom at news@variety.com

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