"Me, Him, Her" - Max Landis - 2014/2015
This film seems to be working at cross purposes -
a closeted gay actor - Brendan (Luke Bracey) - wants to come out of the closet and enlists the aid of his straight friend - Cory (Dustin Milligan) -
Brendan was secretly kissed by Steve (Kyle Bornheimer) and will never be the same -
but Cory becomes involved with a lesbian, Gabbi (Emily Meade) and they experience a powerful love/hate relationship -
Gabbi has just been dumped by her girlfriend, a rather wired type who is played by Angela Sarafyan -
meanwhile, the story of poor Brendan gets sidetracked although he does "come out" on the red carpet without Cory's help -
the story of Cory, Gabbi and her girlfriend and Gabbi's two friends just seems bizarre rather than that interesting -
the story of Brendan's coming out at the same time that he has become a big star on TV in a series called "Straight Arrow" has far more comic potential, but, unfortunately, that comic potential is never realized -
too bad, because, as Brendan, Luke Bracey is just so attractive that you want so much more of him -
but, thank God, the director has given us a near-nude scene which practically knocks us off our feet -
I do wish that Max Landis would re-visit the material and concentrate on Brendan and Steve.
nevertheless, like a banana split, Luke Bracey needs to be "tasted".
Interestingly, Luke Bracey's parents are played by Geena Davis and Scott Bakula.