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Straight Up

1hr 35mins
Directed by
James Sweeney
Katie Findlay, James Sweeney, Randall Park

Through our Virtual Screening Room, you can rent films curated by the Coolidge team, while helping to support the Coolidge during this unprecedented time.

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer, director, and star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that’s equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

Plus, watch a Q&A below with writer, director, and star James Sweeney, moderated by film critic Greg Vellante:

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Straight Up is the work of a startling talent.

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A sweet, funny and thoroughly winning romantic comedy.

Review Author
Los Angeles Times
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I haven’t seen a romantic comedy this deliriously funny since Annie Hall.

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National Review

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