4th Man Out
|4th Man Out|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Andrew Nackman|
|Written by||Aaron Dancik|
|Music by||Herman Beeftink|
|Edited by||Michael P. Shawver|
|Distributed by||Gravitas Ventures|
4th Man Out is a 2015 American comedy film written by Aaron Dancik and directed by Andrew Nackman. The film stars Evan Todd as Adam, a young man living in Upstate New York who, on his 24th birthday, comes out as gay to his best friends Chris (Parker Young), Nick (Chord Overstreet), and Ortu (Jon Gabrus).
The film premiered on May 26, 2015, at the Inside Out Film and Video Festival, and had a limited release in the United States on February 5, 2016. The film received the audience award for Best Dramatic Feature Film at Outfest, along with the audience award for Best Narrative Feature at the InsideOut LGBT Film Festival in 2015.
On his 24th birthday, Adam struggles to come out as gay to his three best friends, Chris, Nick, and Ortu. Unable to reveal his secret, Adam goes with his friends to a failed night out at a bar, where Chris drunkenly flirts with a girl before the four friends make a quick exit to avoid a bar fight. The next morning, Adam manages to come out before quickly leaving to avoid any awkwardness. Comedy ensues as Adam's three best friends struggle to come to terms with their friend's sexuality, worried that his coming out might somehow change the nature of their relationships.
- Evan Todd as Adam
- Parker Young as Chris
- Chord Overstreet as Nick
- Jon Gabrus as Ortu
- Jennifer Damiano as Tracy/Rachel
- Jordan Lane Price as Jessica
- Kate Flannery as Karen, Adam's mother
- Richard Lounello as Frank, Adam's father
- Brooke Dillman as Martha, the neighbor
- Alex Rennie as Paul the stoner
- Doug Moe as Bradstar
- Nick Clark as Matt
- Christopher Whalen as Ugo
- Sean Hankinson as Derek
- Lucas Hazlett as Julian
- Brandon Gill as Hugh
- Jake Epstein as Marc Peters
- Laura Harrier as Dorothy Cuda
- Danielle Eliav as Michelle
- Cristina DiCarlo as Tracy/Rachel's friend
- Karlee Fomalont as Kim
- Merritt Reid as Brett, Tracy/Rachel's brother
- Marquis Wood as Steve, Brett's boyfriend
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 55% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 11 reviews, with an average score of 4.4/10. On Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating system, the film holds a 43/100 rating, based on seven reviews, indicating "generally mixed or average reviews".
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- "‘Fourth Man Out,’ ‘How To Win at Checkers’ Lead Inside Out’s Festival Awards". Indiewire, June 1, 2015.
- "4th Man Out". Netflix (US). Retrieved 21 May 2016.
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- 4th Man Out at Metacritic