In & Out (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Sep 19, 1997 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Review by Bill Warren

A very ticklish subject is handled surprisingly delicately by director Frank Oz and writer Paul Rudnick, even though In & Out is a hilarious farce from beginning to end. Homosexuality is depicted as just another way of life (at least one surprising character strolls out of the closet), though its capacity to unnerve the unwary and the prejudiced is not overlooked. Kline, Cusack, Selleck, Reynolds, in fact the entire cast, is simply splendid, exhibiting on-the-nose comedic timing and small, telling character traits. Although there's a very touching moment toward the end, In & Out is a broadly played, broadly written comedy, one of the funniest ever made on this subject.