Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Program 27: Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!

It's rush tickets only for tonight's sold-out comedy Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! get in line early for the best chance to see this hilarious, star-studded extravaganza.

Program 27 starts at 6:15 at the Little Theater.

Writer/Producer/Director Evgeny Afineevsky will be in attendance for Q&A after the film.


Woody said...

Loved the movie. It was just as funny as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, even if some of the comedy was more laughing at us than with us...

I wish I could have stayed for the panel, as it sounds like it was great. But I was starving and had to run to get dinner. :)

Stefan said...

Too bad I had to miss this one. Yeah, yeah, I can just hear Michael G. right now--"Well, Stefan, see what happens when you miss ImageOut for a couple days?"

Yeah, I know, but it's kind of hard when you live where I do and have to work during the week.

At least I can come back tonight for the rest of the festival :)

Erik L. said...

Well I'm glad to log on and see that some people really liked this film & had a good experience watching it (lots of laughs in the audience so I figured it wasn't lost on everyone)...for me, though, the only thing they got right was the "oy vey" part...because that's what I was saying in my head (& to my husband) the whole time....that and "lord will it ever end?!" LOL

Oh well...different strokes & different folks and all that jazz! LOL

Anonymous said...

I really liked this movie, but I wouldn't say that I "loved" it.
I did really like the humor, and coming from an Italian home (my mother came right off the boat), it felt very familiar. The one liners were hilarious. The acting was great. The story was good.

Where I think the film fell short was the ending. For about 85% of the movie, everything was light and comical - a nice and breezy film. However, our two lovers decide to adopt a baby, being the first NYC couple to do so. So instead of it being a film about his Jewish mother (and family) accepting his homosexual lover, it turned into a political statement with protesters and riots (in the film). I just felt like it made this sharp left turn that wasn't really necessary. I would have preferred them to have a family photo and want to include his son's lover in the pictures, signifying their acceptance.

Overall, I liked the film for its comedic effect, but I don't think I'd own it because of its political ending, which is so sad because I really wanted to love this movie. It was sold out, and it did well, for the most part.

Jim V. said...

Couple of things....

While the writing was very witty, the suddenness of the adoption was rather poorly thought-out. I know the writer put a lot of work into the script, but I think the adoption, and the mother's sudden coming-to-terms were a bit unbelievable.

I also had difficulty with casting Jay Rodriguez. I'm not sure he understood that his character was supposed to be Italian-American.

At the member's reception tonight, I also heard that several people took offense to the term "schwarze" as a racial reference.

Still, I didn't dislike this film, and would probably watch it again sometime, though I won't plan on purchasing it.