Director: Peter Paige
Stars: Peter Paige, Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey, Gabrielle Union, Jim Ortlieb
Paul Johnson is a Portland-based artist and telemarketer who loves nothing more in life than the time spent with his two-year-old godson, Morgan. Upon learning that his best friends the Fabers are moving to Japan and taking their son Morgan with them, Paul wallows in a state of deep denial that ultimately results in him missing the Fabers'. He has a special knack for getting along well with children discovers just how closed-minded the suburbs can be when he attempts to find happiness after losing his godson.
It is a large load to take on the triple threat, as in writer, director and starring role for a movie. Peter Paige pulled it off though. It is a challenge to do all three. The sad part of this movie is that is was a huge flop. I do not see why. It was a good movie. It is not a great movie, but it is good. It is not boring or slow in any parts. The flow of the movie is pretty constant. The story is well conceived with a point, but it is a point that mainly only a gay audience will see. Straight right wing people need to see this movie to understand how gay men act. Not all of them but some of them.
The story of a gay man that likes to play with kids. The character is great with kids, and he can understand how they act and can interact with them on their level. Normal adults are not that good with kids as this character is. It took a nosy women that is crazy and conservative to cause trouble for him. Kathy Najimy's character was terrible. It was hard to see her in a role like that, but she was great in it. The story of the movie is that just because a gay man likes to play with kids does not make him a child molester. No one in their ride mind thinks that way, but the sad part is that there are so many people that think that way.
The cast for the movie was great. They all did a good part on their roles. It created a good movie. These actors are all LGBT supports in real life. This is a movie to watch. It will make you angry to see people reacting in the movie the way they do, but it does send a good message to their audience. This is a movie to check out. Enjoy.
Say Uncle (2005) Trailer