Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quickie Review: Threesome (1994)


Written and directed by Andrew Fleming (Who also helmed two 90's teen gems: The Craft and Dick as well as the creepy Bad Dreams from 1988) Threesome is a raunchy college campus comedy by way of Francois Truffaut's Jules And Jim. There are loads of silly moments with memorable and funny dialogue ("If you eat my yogurt again, I'm gonna kill you. I'm gonna fucking kill you") as well as some serious beats that surprisingly don't derail the rest of the shenanigans all too much.

Supposedly based on Fleming's experiences in College, this picture paints the highly unlikely situation of a sexy woman named Alex who mistakenly gets roomed with two men at the school's dormitory. Stephen Baldwin's Stuart naturally takes a real shine to Alex ("You make murder sound so sexual, Alex") who herself immediately falls for Eddie's (Josh Charles) nice guy demeanor, especially in the presence of slob Stuart, while Eddie finds himself attracted to Stuart. These three crazy kids find themselves becoming good friends and occasional bed-mates... And sometimes they steal garden gnomes just for kicks.


Although one of it's stars went on to be a bible freak and the other an anorexic ex of Jack Nicholson, at least the last of this threesome did fairly well for himself in TV (Josh Charles was in the excellent Sports Night, In Treatment and currently The Good Wife) The chemistry between all three of it's stars absolutely works here, and it serves to really lift the picture above the usual films in the campus comedy sub-genre.

More fun dialogue:

Alex: What are you doing in here?
Eddie: Our room has a foul and mysterious odor.
Alex: So clean it, you used to be a clean person.
Eddie: That was before I moved in with him. I used to make hospital corners, now I don't even change the sheets.

(Later on they find an old pizza box under the bed-- the source of the foul and mysterious odor. Stuart proceeds to throw it out the window)

This was the last time Lara Flynn Boyle might have been considered sexy or the "funny" Baldwin actually funny, so consider it a time capsule and enjoy!

Lara Flynn Boyle gets turned on by libraries, big words and Josh Charles in Threesome

5 comments:

Jooolie said...

I saw this movie with a guy who wanted to get with me while i was in college who is now very much out of the closet. Hmm.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

I loved this flick as a youngster. I wonder if it would be made with the same calibre of stars/budget nowadays.

Cinema Du Meep said...

Julie--- That's pretty funny, actually. Do libraries make you hot as well?

Gore-Gore-- It would probably skew younger and be a lot more obnoxious i'd imagine.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

^ Or be about two women and one dude...

MrJeffery said...

i need to see this! i remember the trailer featured 'bizarre love triangle.' early 90s memories!

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