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Jeffrey (1995)

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Ashley

Writers:

Paul Rudnick (play), Paul Rudnick (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Weber ... Jeffrey
Peter Jacobson ... Man #1
Tom Cayler Tom Cayler ... Man #2
David Thornton ... Man #3
Lee Mark Nelson Lee Mark Nelson ... Crying Guy
John Ganun John Ganun ... Tourist
Michael T. Weiss ... Steve Howard
Joe Dain ... Movie Theatre Guy #1 (as Joseph Dain)
Jeffrey Ross ... Movie Theatre Guy #2
Irma St. Paule ... Mother Teresa
Patrick Stewart ... Sterling
Nicky Paraiso Nicky Paraiso ... Salesman
K. Todd Freeman ... Barney's Waiter
Robert Klein ... Skip Winkley
Patti Ann O'Connell Patti Ann O'Connell ... Cheryl the Showgirl
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Storyline

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying. Written by Trena Cormier <tc691278@condor.bcm.tmc.edu>

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Love is an adventure when one of you is sure... and the other is positive. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeffrey - Valami más See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$185,909, 6 August 1995

Gross USA:

$3,487,767

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,487,767
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the priest (Nathan Lane) goes into the confessional and shows Jeffrey his theater posters, there is a poster for the 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls" featured prominently on the wall. Nathan Lane starred in that production. See more »

Goofs

When Steve shows up at Sterling and Darius' apartment, Sterling is wearing walking shoes whereas in the scenes immediately before and after, he is wearing black slip-ons. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey: I will find a substitute for sex. Sex Lite. Sex Helper. I Can't Believe It's Not Sex!
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Stay Till Morning
Written by Stephen Endelman & Bob Russell
Performed by Jared Barkan & Richard Hilton
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"Jeffrey" not just for gay people-it's a story of awakenings
27 March 2005 | by the24FransSee all my reviews

I watched "Jeffrey" with my Husband earlier tonight. I had meant to watch it for years, but it was a "gay" film, a genre which I love, but often eschew because these films always make me think--even "La Cage aux Folles" had a deep and abiding lesson or two hidden inside.) The themes often involve intolerance, and the traumatic impact of AIDS on the entire gay community; even if the film is a comedy, I find these themes fill me with empathic pain and frustration. I decided to brave those themes despite my female tear ducts this evening, and I was glad I did.

This film was silly. This film was witty. The dialogue is sparkling. All those things made it wonderful to watch. The characters we meet are intriguing, and though the 2-dimensional stereotypes are made for laughs, we get the feeling that we are laughing at the strange mix of truth and falsehood many of the stereotypes possess; we are laughing not at people who are "flaming" but at characters who are exuberant, joyous people, trying to squeeze every bit of joy and delight that they can out of every moment.

I won't spoil the journey through this story with any specifics, let's just say that Jeffrey doesn't quite get it. It is both painful and joyful at turns watching the character navigate through a turning point in his life. I laughed, I got choked up, and then I laughed again, and again ad infinitum. This is not a "gay" movie. It's a character driven story that we can all identify with, if our minds and hearts are open.


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