Reviewed by Meresa Bergin
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Megan Mullally
Directed by: Darren Stein
Running Time: 98 minutes
Release Date: 14 April 2014
I had heard G.B.F was similar to Glee and Mean Girls which I loved. It also featured two of my favourite actors Natasha Lyonne and Megan Mullally so I was eager to see the movie.
I love the cover of the DVD it made it all the more compelling to watch and looked like it would be a fun movie, reminded me of Glee.
The movie’s plot is about two best friends, who both happen to be gay. Brennt is very eager to come out and be this season’s GBF (Gay Best Friend), neither of the boys are openly gay but Tanner is less urge to share his sexuality with the world. Somewhat by accident Tanner is outed and three of the popular girls in school are eager for him to become their GBF, as they try to win his attention with a series of funny and out there actions.
Megan Mullally pays Brennt’s mum and is very open to the idea of her son being gay, encouraging him to watch some gay movies she found on Netflix and trying to be a hip mum he can talk to but there is a soft side to her when Tanner blames him for all his new found problems since being forced out of the closet.
Natasha Lynone is awesome once again as the school’s support worker who encourages the children to be themselves whilst trying to deal with some of her own problems, such as losing her own G.B.F as a teenager, which leads to some funny scenes.
I also noticed Evanna Lynch, Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter who plays McKenzie, I will not give too much away but will say she is very different to Luna!
Both lead actors were wonderful and truly showed how hard it can be to come out, even to just be who you are and be proud of it. I truly loved the role of Tanner and felt Michael J Willet did an amazing job.
One issue I did have, as I was brought up a Mormon is how they movie portrayed the characters that were Mormon’s in this movie, as it put us in a negative light.
All in all this is a feel good movie with an awesome ending, fans of Glee, mean girls and similar movies with love it!
G.B.F is available to buy from Amazon on DVD and Blu-ray here.