In & Out

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2

Howard Brackett's high school English students are astonished. Is it really true that their favorite teacher might be gay? But hey, he can't be gay; he's about to get married! Then again, he also teaches the drama class and boy, does he love those Barbra Streisand records...It all happened to Howard (Kevin Kline) faster than you could say "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." One of his former students (Matt Dillon) became a Hollywood superstar, and clumsily called Howard's sexuality into question--on the Academy Awards telecast, no less. Instantly Howard's tranquil life in Greenleaf, Indiana has turned upside down. Greenleaf has now become the scene of a media feeding-frenzy, with Howard as the bait. Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck), a slick and aggressive TV reporter, is determined to move in for the kill and get Howard to speak the truth. Meanwhile, Howard is only days away from his wedding to Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack), the fiancee he's managed to hold at bay for a full three years. IN AND OUT will be a box-office smash with its hilarious script and top-notch cast.

Plainly spoken, this is an agenda film for the homosexual cause. Howard is sure he's heterosexual, but begins to question it when everyone tells him he looks gay because he love poetry, has a sense of style, and bathes regularly. Not until he's at the altar preparing to say "I do," does he proclaim his homosexuality. However, he has earlier sensually kissed Peter Malloy. The community is so outraged when he's fired from his teaching job, that the whole town stands up for him by proclaiming "I'm gay, too." This indicates that homosexual teachers do not pass on their lifestyle to their students. Of course the movie ignores the reality that homosexuals have tried for years, and are beginning to succeed, at teaching the youth of America how to be homosexual. In addition to its pro-gay agenda, the movie showcases many crude gestures as Howard grabs his genitals. He also performs pelvic thrusts and listens to how-to-be-a-man tape which includes many crude words for effeminate men. The dialogue contains three crude words, two obsenities and two regular profanities. Discerning movie-goers will want to stay away from IN AND OUT.

Preview Reviewer: Jason Shepherd
Paramount Communications, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (4) times - Mild 1, Moderate 3

Obscene Language: Few (2) times - f-word 1, other

Profanity: Many (10) times - Regular 2(GD); Exclamatory 8 (OMG)

Violence: None

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (man grabs his genitals and does pelvic thrusts; reference to effeminate men)

Drugs: Few times (wine w/dinner, beer at bar, upset woman drinks vodka)


Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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