Three to Tango - * *

Three to Tango

Damon Santostefano directs this romantic comedy. A businessman (Dylan McDermott) asks his employee (Matthew Perry) to look after his mistress (Neve Campbell), thinking the employee is gay. He’s not…but pretends to be in order to be close to the girl of his dreams. Kelly Rowan will appear as McDermott’s wife. Oliver Platt, John C. McGinley and Bob Balaban will also star.

Capsule Review: Slightly funny in a sitcomish sort of way, but the central joke is played a bit too long, and stretched out too thin. The film delivers a mixed message, with many jokes regarding how demeaning it is to be presumed gay, while flamboyantly gay characters and situations are thrown in the mix as if to say “look, we’re not homophobic!”. In the end, though, the movie is too slight to be offensive, and not funny enough to be memorable.

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