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In & Out Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

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Directed by Frank Oz, In & Out stars Kevin Kline as Howard Brackett, a High School English teacher in a small town in New York State. Howards life is going well, he is getting married in three days to Emily (Joan Cusack) and is well respected at school. This all ends when former student Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) wins an Oscar for his portrayal of a gay soldier. At his acceptance speech Cameron says that Howard was is gay and was his inspiration. This sets off a feeding frenzy of media around Howard's small town. He desperately tries to keep his life together as everyone from his parents Berniece and Frank (Debbie Reynolds & Wilford Brimley), to his students, to the principal Tom Halliwell (Bob Newhart) start to doubt him. He protests that he is not a gay man to everyone but Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck), an openly gay TV reporter, suspects that the teacher is in denial. At a chance meeting at an intersection Peter bumps his car into Howards bike as he was riding. They sit and talk and Peter kisses Howard. He tried to act like a stud at his bachelor party but realized at his wedding to Emily that he was indeed gay. Cameron sees the media circus on TV and goes back to the small town where he grew up to defend his former teacher.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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