Madoff-like do-badder -- flail around for 89 minutes, finding and losing love and other important things, in a movie that hits VOD and DVD this coming week and, despite its occasional fondness for melo-drama, manages to take us in and warm our crooked little hearts. Written and directed by Joey Kuhn, THOSE PEOPLE, thanks to its gifted cast and Mr. Kuhn's generally smart filmmaking, sucks us into Manhattan's sleazy, white-bread upper-crust (mostly gay variety) and allows us to observe and maybe even identify a bit.
Jason Ralph, above and below, right), the son of a recently convicted and imprisoned Wall Street finagler, and his long-time best-friend, Charlie (Jonathan Gordon, above and below, left), who is also gay but not nearly as well-off. These two have long had a "thing" for each other but thanks to class difference, the closet, and a few other reasons, have managed to avoid hot sex.
Haaz Sleiman, shown below and at bottom) who is clearly smitten with the kid.
Gilbert & Sullivan also adds a good deal of enjoyment to the proceedings.
Wolfe Releasing, makes its VOD and DVD appearance via Wolfe Video this coming Tuesday, June 14 -- for rental or purchase.