January 17, 2011

Movie Review: Mulligans

We saw this movie last Friday at Gay Movie Night although it wasn't my first time. I had originally seen it shortly after separating from the X, I knew it was a gay-themed movie & wasn't sure all that it was going to be about--but I remember just sitting there and crying through a good part of it. Everything was very raw and fresh and the experiences that the Dad's character were going through were too much to handle at the time. I got the message but there were so many things I missed about it.

Fast-forward a year and a half. I saw it with a bunch of other people, some of them were watching it for the first time. A few of the guys have only been separated from their X's for a very brief time and some of them lost it here and there. I mentioned to someone that it was nice to watch the movie again and be able to see the other characters and their points of view of the experience of having a grown-married-man come out and the drama that unfolds with his wife and children instead of just bawling.

The main difference for me this time was to realize how far I've come since that raw/emotional time. Not that I didn't think that the movie isn't emotional--that's not the case at all. I guess time does heal all wounds and in some aspects it does get better (yes, I went there; ha!). Someone said that he hoped someday to show this movie to his kids so they at least have a glimpse of how he feels/felt going through his coming-out. I'm not sure that my kids would want to watch it but if they should ever ask about my experience it might be worth bringing it up so I recommend it for the drama, or if you have a gay spouse, son, brother, dad--whatever and you don't think you get it, this movie might give you a small glimpse of their experience and let's also be frank, the dad and Chase do offer nice eye-candy!


  1. Aw, I do love movies like this. I actually saw a TV movie similar to this where a father had to come out his wife and children, although the name escapes me at the moment, but I saw it on lifetime. I also love Prayers for Bobby and Latter Days is really good too.

  2. Hi Thomas!
    There's a big list of gay-themed movies out there and I'll probably never get through it all mainly because I also like all other kinds of movies (can I say chick-flicks?).