Gray Matters

2007

Gray Matters

Critics Consensus

Gray Matters tries emulating Hollywood screwball classics, but the rapid fire dialogue and witticisms comes off only as a contrived gimmick.

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They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam are a sister and brother, so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her, and she'll look for a gal for him. But, when Sam finds his perfect mate in Charlie, Gray's life turns inside out. A romantic comedy that sets sibling rivalry on its head, "Gray Matters" gives a whole new meaning to love... and destiny.

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Critic Reviews for Gray Matters

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (61)

  • Graham carries this for a while, but Kramer spends entirely too much time weakly satirizing Graham's job at an advertising agency, where Molly Shannon's a kvetching coworker.

    Dec 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • In its genre writer-director Sue Kramer's film sets a new record for bright shining peepers and dimply smirks. It's enough to kill Buster Keaton's entire family.

    Jun 30, 2007 | Rating: 1/4
  • The writing isn't sharp enough for the film to work as comedy, nor are the characters real enough for the audience to connect emotionally.

    Mar 9, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [Heather Graham's] never looked better, despite the unflattering digital video format, which makes it all the more tragic that she's not appearing in better material.

    Mar 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • There is, one has to assume, a pretty good old-fashioned screwball comedy in all this, but director-writer Sue Kramer seems to have grown up watching Rhoda so Graham, usually a capable actress, has not a word of actual dialogue, only gag lines.

    Mar 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4
  • Nearly every scene of this movie rings hollow, mainly because we can never really believe that what we're seeing up on the screen could truly happen.

    Mar 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gray Matters

  • Dec 07, 2008
    This was just average. The cast is okay. I've seen Heather Graham be more convincing in a movie though. I did like the small appearances from Alan Cumming - he nearly steals the whole movie... not that there is much too steal. It's okay as a weekly rental.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2008
    Good romantic comedy, smart writing. Great cast, Heather Graham is hella sexy. Good cinematograohy, there are some great shots of NYC. Overall, very entertaining.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2008
    If you need a bit of lightheartedness, this movie is for you. Gray finds a girl for her brother, and a) falls in love with her herself, and b) figures out she is gay. Not an Oscar-winning drama, but enjoyable. At least they don't treat being gay as being a second class citizen.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2007
    nice movie about coming out because not only does it deal with women being gay (not men for a change lol) but it show a nice view into how confused one can be if they find out they are gay... i thought this was a good and relaxed flick... for a sunday night
    Janice : Super Reviewer

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