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200 American (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 August 2003 (USA)
Conrad is a gay man living in NYC. He's also CEO of an ad agency and by nature a control freak. Although Conrad is still in love with Martin (his ex), he hires a young Aussie hustler named ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Walton ... Conrad
Sean Matic ... Ian
Anthony Ames ... Michael
John-Dylan Howard John-Dylan Howard ... Martin
Mark Ford Mark Ford ... Louis
Gail Herendeen ... Sarah
Lucy Smith ... Emily
Spencer Aste ... Ted
Justin Durishin Justin Durishin ... Tony
David W. Ross ... Kevin (as David Ross)
Ruth Nicolas Ruth Nicolas ... Waitress
Constance Reardon ... Heather
Rick Poli Rick Poli ... Rick
Ed Ferruzza Ed Ferruzza ... Pepe
Elie Finkelstein Elie Finkelstein ... Mrs. Shenkoff (as Ellie Finkelstein)


Conrad is a gay man living in NYC. He's also CEO of an ad agency and by nature a control freak. Although Conrad is still in love with Martin (his ex), he hires a young Aussie hustler named Tyler, first for a night and then to work for his company. Things get increasingly complicated as Conrad tries to rekindle things with Martin. Meanwhile Tyler (who's daytime name is Ian) falls for Michael his new supervisor. Written by Havan_IronOak@Bigfoot.com

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10 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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200 Dólares See more »

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21 January 2006 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

Director Richard LeMay admits on his DVD commentary that he changed his mind halfway through writing 200 American about what story he wanted to tell. But it doesn't take LeMay's commentary for us to realize that this film's major problem is lack of focus. The title alone should indicate that the central figure must be Ian, the Aussie rent boy searching for a way to stay in America without a legit green card. But LeMay instead opens his film from the POV of Conrad, an ad exec on the rebound from his ex, looking to get off with a renter instead of risking the emotional perils of dating. Never mind the fact that Conrad is a hunk that anyone would gladly bed gratis. Doesn't anonymous sex (for free) also imply 'no strings'? One would think so. The ad game must be going pretty well for Conrad, because he eagerly shells out a thousand clams for his hourly Boy from Oz to stay the night. But mid-vid LeMay ditches the inigmatic saga of Conrad and Ian for a more conventional romantic soap opera between Ian and Conrad's white bread co-worker Michael. To compensate, LeMay quickly resurrects Conrad's ex and proceeds with one of the most predictable pairings in queer cinema: Ian and Michael. Add to this lack of dramatic structure the fact that there's something a little lethargic about the whole affair and you've got a ho-hum gay indie.

The dialogue tends toward the trite and the editing and cinematography are very hit and miss. The script's single funniest moment (although it tries for many more) involves confusion between the Dalai Lama and Lorenzo Lamas. A fed-up fashion model also provides a much-needed cathartic blast. Oddly, there's an unfortunate subplot about white slavery that should have hit the cutting room floor.

LeMay's greatest asset is his cast, all of whom reportedly worked for free. They manage to make even the most illogical of plot points bearable. If it weren't for the quality of the performances, 200 American might well be totally unwatchable. If LeMay had spent some of his 200 on a script doctor, this film might have been something worth owning. As it is, it's just a 'renter'.

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