How could you fuck something up this promising?The movie's premise is so simple yet the writer and director of the movie, Don Roos, never has a feel for any of it. The performers do, but the author doesn't. The movie's script contridicts itself much too often.
It's about a sixteen year old named Dedee (Christina Ricci) who moves in with her homosexual brother (Martin Donovan) and steals his boyfriend. She gets pregnant (but we don't know whose it is) and Dedee and her brother's boyfriend runaway. From this point on, the movie quickly falls apart. The jokes get really lame (Dedee has another boyfriend who is said to have one nut. Is this funny just knowing he has one nut? Show it if you want to get a laugh!) and the simplest things get misunderstood.
Take the delivery room scene, were Ricci's character (who also serves as narrator of the movie) is having a baby. Ricci's character than narrates the scene by saying something like "I know this is just another delivery scene, so lets cut to a more original scene". That so-called original scene involves Lisa Kudrow as a woman who is torn because of her brothers death who confesses that she misses him. That scene wasn't nearly as involving as it should have been. It isn't even original! I kept wanting the movie to cut back to the delivery room scene, which is completly original. Here you have a girl giving bith with her gay brother as her coach. That's original, funny and somewhat touching. Here you have this man who, by the nature of his sexuality, wouldn't be able to experience such an event without a wife and here is his chance.
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And the movie then further contridicts itself in the end with a very sloppy speech by Ricci. This movie is a complete mess that only holds some interest by the performances by Ricci and Kudrow.See FLIRTING WITH DISASTER instead.