“My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”
Who’s the Bride
From Culture Q Connection is “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” which is due out on the 19th of September. Here is a comedy of errors in a true slapstick mode. Lame at times, it has several good laughs and stars Deborah Gibson. Cliff, a hunk who stars in a TV soap opera decides that in order to further his career, he should marry (even though he is gay and plans to wed Cory. a very sweet and somewhat innocent girl from the right side of the tracks. Cliff is also involved in a long term relationship with his best man. Now with that out of the way, we can concentrate on the shenanigans that will naturally ensue.
All goes awry when Liberty, Cory’s best friend arrives to be maid of honor and brings along her tall, inept and clumsy boyfriend of the moment. Here begins the questions of who is straight, who is gay, and what is going to happen next. There is a great deal of slapstick and a fine performance by Valerie Perrine as Cory’s mother. ( I wondered what had ever happened to her). I would not dare to call this a good movie. It is an escape and has some good lines so it has some good qualities. I just had a lot of trouble with some of the foolish “shtick” which instead of helping the film made it seem to be monotonous at times. Still I am glad I saw it and I do think it is worth a looking at.