DVD Review - My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Michael Landes (left), Alyssa Milano (center)
and Christohper Gorham (right)
A movie with the same name whose title made no sense was released in 1999 and was more of a pratfall comedy. This movie starring Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham is more of a romantic drama.

Milano plays Jesse, a barista whom we see dating two men at the same time. Gorham plays Ethan Reed, the first guy she meets. Ethan is an aspiring writer trying to get a book deal. Michael Landes plays Troy, the second guy she meets. Troy is a handsome and successful advertising executive.

Not only is she dating these two at the same time, but each date that she has with each guy is very much parallel. She almost seems to hop from one parallel to another. Writer-director Daryn Tufts cuts back and forth between Jesse and her dates with Ethan and Troy, showing you their direct similarities.

All three actors, Milano, Gorham and Landes are smart, funny, charming and very good-looking. As the movie goes along, it builds to a point where you think Jesse will eventually have to choose between the two guys or in some way one of the guys will find out about the other. Specifically, you think Ethan will find out about Troy, but the climax of this movie and its ultimate conclusion are actually more clever than that. Even when you think it's going to be cliché, it surprises you.

Five Stars out of Five.
Rated PG for mild thematic elements.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 24 mins.


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