Reviewed by: Joyce Books
What happens when a straight woman, living with a homosexual male roommate, gets pregnant from her boyfriend, but then decides she likes the homosexual roommate better than her boyfriend? A confusing plot? Certainly. An interesting concept? Maybe. A waste of entertainment? In this case, yes.
George (Paul Rudd) is openly homosexual, but out of luck in having a place to live when his current male lover ends their relationship. After becoming fast friends with Nina (Jennifer Aniston), George moves in to his new home. They spend many great times together, but have no sexual relations. Nina, after having slept with her boyfriend, Vince (John Pankow), learns that she is pregnant. She plans to have the baby, but doesn’t quite know just how the living situation should work out. She certainly does not want the natural father to be around for the baby, so she asks her caring homosexual roomate to consider being the baby’s surrogate father. Over time, problems develop when George becomes “the object of Nina’s affection”. Get it?
But, folks, that’s not all. The gay man finds someone else he’s attracted to, naturally causing some pain in this unique relationship. Nina eventually ends up in an interracial relationship (though interracial dating or marriage is not wrong), stays friends with the gay couple, the real father becomes a part-time dad, and everyone seems happy enough. It’s as if this were all part of normal life. Where has society gone?
Profanity was abundant in this film (over 2 dozen instances), as was the presence of numerous hot-topic social issues. Unfortunately, acceptance instead of discernment and Biblical values is preached. Several scenes (including homosexual kissing and a homosexual bed scene) were not necessary for the plot—yet were included for what seems like “shock value.” The homosexual lifestyle was interpreted as an equally valid choice in lifestyle. Furthermore, no moral code or standards are used in the rearing of this child. The mother-to-be wants no part of the father; yet he was good enough to get pregnant by. She acted like what anyone else wanted didn’t matter—it was all about what she wanted.
I would not recommend this movie for Christians, as there is no redeeming value in it whatsoever. I’m afraid this movie reflected a real lifestyle of many, but that doesn’t keep it from being tainted.