Jeffery (1995)

The fourth wall is almost nonexistent in this silly adaptation of Paul 
Rudnick's off-Broadway smash.  A young gay man's celibate reaction to 
the AIDS era is played as scattershot sketch comedy, where the walls 
are torn down so quickly that the film never has a chance to recover. 
This may have worked wonders on stage, but, here, you can't take a 
minute of it seriously.  And that's a problem when the melodrama steps 
in.  The cast is very appealing, though.  Standout Patrick Stewart 
swishes with style as Jeffrey's best friend, Sterling.  Cameos abound, 
including Nathan Lane as a horny priest.  No worries, *indeed*.

Grade: C-

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