Date and Switch

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Date and Switch
Date and Switch poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chris Nelson
Produced by
Written by Alan Yang
Starring
Music by Eric D. Johnson
Cinematography David Robert Jones
Edited by
  • Tia Nolan
  • Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve
Production
company
Laurence Mark Productions
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • February 14, 2014 (2014-02-14)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Date and Switch is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson and written by Alan Yang. The film was released in theaters and on video on demand on February 14, 2014,[2] and stars Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope, Dakota Johnson, and Zach Cregger. It was originally titled Gay Dude.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Matty and Michael are two best friends and virgins who vow to each other they will have sex before their senior prom. However, Matty tells Michael that he is gay, changing their quest.[4]

Cast[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from the critics. It has a score of 35% with a certified "rotten" rating on review-aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews.[7] However, Jeannette Catsoulis of New York Times praised that the film "balances formula with winning performances, genuine humor, and a generosity of spirit that this genre often lacks." She also singled out actress Dakota Johnson, calling her a "standout."[8]

Production[edit]

Alan Yang started writing the script in 2009.[9] Gay Dude is part of Lionsgate's ten "microbudget" projects, all produced for under $2 million.[10] Principal photography began in Maple Ridge, Canada in August 2011.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Erik (February 13, 2014). "Date And Switch tweaks sex-comedy convention—but not enough". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Truitt, Brian (February 11, 2014). "'Date and Switch' puts a spin on old teen-movie trope". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kramer, Gary M. (February 11, 2014). "Straight Eye For The Queer Guy: On Chris Nelson's "Date and Switch"". Indiewire. SnagFilms. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Sneider, Jeff (August 12, 2011). "Hunter Cope joins Lionsgate's 'Gay Dude'". Variety. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (July 28, 2011). "Hunter Cope joins Lionsgate's 'Gay Dude'". Variety. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Adam DiMarco Cannot Slow Down". Vancouver Film School. September 15, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rotten Tomatoes, "Date and Switch". Accessed April 29, 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/movies/date-and-switch-from-chris-nelson.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
  9. ^ Corcoran, Monica (July 28, 2009). "Alan Yang: 10 Screenwriters to Watch". Variety. Reed Buinsess Information. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lions Gate Entertainment gives Vancouver a share of its low-budget success story". The Vancouver Sun. March 30, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (August 12, 2011). "Ron & Tammy From 'Parks And Recreation' Join 'Gay Dude'". Indiewire. SnagFilms. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 

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