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29 Oct 2001, 16:26 p.m.

In & Out: This 1997 Kevin Kline comedy focuses on…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

In & Out: This 1997 Kevin Kline comedy focuses on an Indianan high school teacher whose former student says he's gay when he's not. Amusing and farcical.

I first watched this flick with Angel, years ago. I had forgotten that the "I'm Spartacus!" scene at the end of the film actually works. Joan Cusack, as the teacher's fianc�e, seems too over-the-top (I liked her better in High Fidelity) -- perhaps this is what doomed the recent ABC comedy "What About Joan?". Finally, I gladly noticed the open ending; less hopeful than Dave, perhaps, but I can live without the saccharine hope of Dave for a while.