07 February 2009

Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)


Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)





Year: 2008
Genre: Drama

Director: Patrik-Ian Polk

Duration: 101 min

Country USA


Actors: Jensen Atwood, John Beale, Rodney Chester, Suanne Coy, Jennia Fredrique, Guy German, Glen Grant, Gary LeRoi Gray, Rocky Jones, Jonathan Julian, Gregory Kieth, Danielle Lopresti, Tonya Pinkins, Phoebe Snow, Douglas Spearman, Jason Steed, Darryl Stephens, Trevor Josiah Thomas, Christian Vincent


Već sam pisao o seriji Noah's Arc koja je svojevremeno kao crnački pandan "Queer as Folk" osvajala pedersko gledalište širom svijeta i koja je na neobjašnjiv način isparila sa malih ekrana. Izgleda da je TV Kuća Logo odlučila da pokuša da spasi obraz pa se upustila u avanturu snimanja filma koji bi trebao da smisleni završetak serije! Malo komedije, romanse, po koja seksi scena i pederi bi trebali biti zadovoljni!
Pa kako za koga! Ako ovaj film posmatrate kao "remek dijelo" napravljeno da sebi prekratite malo dosadnog vremena onda to i nije toliko loš izbor.
Al ako očekujete neki spektakularan film onda bolje izaberite nešto drugo! Lagana komedija za poslijepodnevnu monotoniju ili uz kafu nakon iscrpljujućeg seksa nije višak u našoj svakodnevnici. Nemoj te se samo zanijeti pa sa svojim dragim nakon filma otići kod matičara, ne vjerujem da bi vas blagonaklono primio!

Lično nemam previše iskustva u druženju sa pederima ovog tipa, a i čisto sumljam da bi mi prijalo. Možda poneki seks sa nekim zgodnim mesom ali intimiziranje mi zasigurno ne bi pasalo!
Radije nakon dobrog seksa odgledam neku utakmicu ili prošetam pored mora do prve kafane, nego da ukrašavam kolačiće i šminkam sve oko sebe!



A film review by Don Willmott

A welcome feature-length coda for fans of the abruptly cancelled Logo comedy/drama, Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is sort of the Sex and the City: The Movie for upscale gay African-American men. In it, best friends meet up again after a while on the occasion of the wedding of the main character, and all hell breaks loose.

After a few tumultuous years, once aspiring and now successful screenwriter Noah (Darryl Stephens) is finally getting married to the straight-until-he-met-Noah Wade (Jensen Atwood), who invites the gang to his family's home on Martha's Vineyard for a Massachusetts-sanctioned gay wedding. Along for the adventure are college professor Chance (Douglas Spearman) and his long-time partner Eddie (Jonathan Julian); queenie motormouth Alex (Rodney Chester), who has put himself in charge of all the planning and catering; and the impossibly good-looking slut of the group Ricky (Christian Vincent), who manages to nail three guys in his first five hours on the island, surely a record for a gay man on Martha's Vineyard in the winter. Not to mention the fact that he's also brought along a 19-year-old boy toy, Brandon (Gary LeRoi Gray), to add to his fun.

Once the guys start drinking and talking, the trouble begins. Is Wade sure about the wedding? Is Noah? Is the tension in the Chance/Eddie relationship going to come to a boil, especially since Brandon is flirting with Chance, and he likes it? Will Ricky's selfish slutty habits ruin the weekend for everyone, and by the way, why is he like that? Could it be that his self-destructive behavior is a reaction to the fact that he's secretly in love with Noah but knows he can't have him?



Comic relief is provided by Alex, who starts popping uppers and becomes like Martha Stewart gone ballistic. Further fun is provided by the unexpected and unwelcome arrival of Baby Gat (Jason Steed), a boisterous closeted British rap star who's had a crush on Noah for years and wants to muscle in on the excitement. Everyone drinks more, some people have sex, and ultimately it will be up to Noah to sort everyone out in time for the wedding ceremony.



The big problem with Noah's Arc, both the series and the movie, is that bottom line, Noah ain't all that. As friendly, sweet, and cute as he is, it's not believable that three men would be so willing to throw their lives out of whack in simultaneous pursuit of him. He's nice enough, but he doesn't have that much charisma. It's not like he's the Great Gatsby or something.



The movie's plot-heavy momentum also takes a couple of weird pauses, most notably when four of the guys hit the hot tub and end up having a conversation about whether condoms are necessary in long-term monogamous relationships. Their conclusion: maybe. But why would the writers choose to insert this public service announcement here? When four gay guys are in the hot tub, a conversation about STDs is kind of a buzz kill.


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4 comments:

  1. 'intimiziranje mi ne bi pasovalo... Radije nakon dobrog seksa odgledam neku utakmicu ili prošetam pored mora do prve kafane, nego da ukrašavam kolačiće i šminkam sve oko sebe!'
    :))) al' si ga iskarikirao,jeb'0 si mu kevu. :))
    već po tvom opisu nemam želju da gledam ovaj film.
    ne verujem u everlasting love, ali oni kratki momenti zagrljaja, pogleda ili milovanja po licu, a da nije u toku sexa, me odvale. ti moemnti pažnje, to me više napali nego nabrekla kita. duži pogled oči u oči sa blagim osmehom... uh...

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  2. a, i kad čitam tvoje tekstove kad komentarišeš ozbiljnije drama filmove, ima u tebi te romantične crte ;) ok, ni ja ne bi pravio lila kolačiće (hahahaha), ali ti ne verujem da nisi tip za intimu. samo nisi za tu vrstu.

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  3. ma jedno je milovanje i pokazivanje paznje, zelje i strasti ,a drugo kada neko sve to pretvori u karikaturu pa se ponasa kao zena!
    Volim sto sam musko i volim muskarce koji su muskarci!

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  4. meni mogu nekad i feminizirani da budu interesantni.. kao društvo. kad su zajebanti i puni humora. umeju fino da karikiraju i da se sprdaju :) tipa jack u will and grace.

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