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Threesome (1994) – Her Review September 9, 2006

Posted by Eury in Comedy, Drama, Movies.
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is 3 really a crowd?

Dir. Andrew Fleming

Starring Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Balwin

College is not only the place to learn subject matter like higher physics and biology, it is also often the place where you discover who you really are. Having a name that is usually reserved for guys, Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle) comes to live in the same dorm room as both Eddy (Josh Charles) and Stuart (Alec Balwin). At first sight, Stuart falls for Alex, who in turn falls for Eddy, who, while being unsure of his sexual preferences, comes to realize that if he could have a partner, it would be Alex, as long as she would be in Stuart’s very masculine body… as much as he tries, he just can’t get himself to be excited by girls.

The threesome live together, eat together, play together and you can feel they have love for each other. When they decide to experiment … it is not planned, just something that kind of happens, like many things in life. Sometimes these events can change our lives forever, sometimes we can no longer be what we were before, it’s just too awkward. Hopefully we never regret them, as they do make us the people we turn out to be.

When I first started watching the movie, and knowing that Stephen Baldwin was in it, I guess I was expecting it to be filled with raunchy bad boy jokes, which is not really bad in the right place, but I was surprised to find it smarter and actually quite funny, with no bad guys or cliché endings.

It was hilarious in spots and because the ménage-à-trois that happens does so in a very natural, unforced manner, you will not be repulsed, unless, of course, if you have issues with same-sex relationships. I think you could easily see something like this happening… not on purpose but simply because of the circumstances.

Although this movie is about sex, it is not a sex movie… it about finding ourselves and not dismissing what is not considered the norm. Ever heard the expression: “Walk a mile in my shoes” ? Don’t be so easy to judge others… without understanding how they got there.

Ok, I made this sound like a very deep dramatic movie, when it is full of fun and happiness but with the underlying current of what is going on underneath that makes it much deeper than simply any regular comedy.

This is Her review, you can read His review here.

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Threesome (1994) – His Review September 9, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Comedy, Drama, Movies.
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A guy, a girl and Adam Baldwin.. Oops, I mean Stephen Baldwin

Dir. Andrew Fleming

Starring Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Alec Baldwin.. Ooops, I mean Stephen Baldwin

The last of the great 80’s comedies, and it’s from 1994, Threesome manages to create it’s own niche in the comedy/drama genre.

It tells the story of two guys and a girl who end up sort-of-roommates at college, how sexual attraction isn’t really controllable, and sometimes just a real pain. Alex (Boyle) is attracted to Eddy (Charles), who is attracted to Stuart (Baldwin), who is attracted to Alex. It’s circular (makes hand gestures).

It’s also quite funny, if a little dated. The language was probably a love it / hate it barrier at the time, but maybe not so much in the age of motherfucking snake-filled planes. With all the sex and jokes about sex that’s in it, it never, ever crosses over into “standard sex comedy” territory, it’s too smart for that. The funny is all about people’s thoughts, actions based on them, and their consequences, not about some guy eating dog cum (which is funny too, but has it’s place and time).

If you haven’t seen it, and you’re not a rampant homophobe, then check it out. It’s a piece of comedy history you shouldn’t miss out on.

This is His review, you can read Her review here.

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