Trick (1999)

TRICK is a clunky, clumsy, sometimes sweet, more-times funny, New 
York City-set, boy-meets-boy romantic comedy starring Neve Campbel-
l's brother Christian as an aspiring showtune writer who spends an 
entire night trying to find a place to shag.  (He meets his go-go 
dancing partner-to-be on the subway...)  This one gets better as it 
goes, despite the lower-rent production values and the distracting 
eyeliner that Campbell appears to wear in every scene.  (Didn't any-
body check the dailies?  Or does he just look that way??)  Nor will
the periodic bits of "R"-rated content (mostly language) won't be to
everyone's taste, either.  Still, first-time filmmaker Jim Fall tries 
his hardest to entertain and, by golly, he just about wins you over.
Hell, where else are you gonna get topless sex counseling, disco mixes
of Helen Reddy, a drag queen complaining about getting a certain bod-
ily fluid in his/her eye ("it burns!") *and* an auburn-coifed Tori 
Spelling (THE HOUSE OF YES) as a shrill aspiring actress slash best 
friend, all in the same movie?  Chorus, chorus, chorus!  With John
Paul Pitoc, Stephen Hayes, Clinton Leupp, and Lorri Bagley.  (Rated 
"R"/90 min.)

Grade: B-

Copyright 1999 by Michael J. Legeros
Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: September 12, 1999

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