The Opposite of Sex
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1998
Director: Don Roos
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-018396
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: November 17, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#1040)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 13, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Dedee Truit (Christina Ricci) is the opposite of sweet sixteen. Politically incorrect, outrageous, and bracingly honest, she descends on the Indiana town of her half-brother Bill (Martin Donovan) like the force of nature she is. Within weeks Dedee seduces his beautiful but befuddled live-in boyfriend Matt (Ivan Sergei), announces Matt's the father of her unborn child, and escapes with him - and $10,000 of Bill's money - to the not-so-bright lights of Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Matt's other boyfriend (Johnny Galecki) blames Bill for his disappearance, and gets even by pushing for an investigation by the local sheriff (Lyle Lovett) - who incidentally carries a torch for Bill's best friend Lucia (Lisa Kudrow), a wickedly acid spinster who disapproves of everything Dedee does - and hey, who can blame her?

It's a chase, buoyant comedy of manners, a celebration of the unpredictable. But ultimately it's the story of six confused, touching, and hilarious people who eventually stumble into what they've wanted all along: loving, committed relationships -- what Dedee calls "the opposite of sex."
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Sony Pictures Classics
 • Rysher Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Don Roos....Director
Writing
Don Roos....Writer
Production
Jim Lotfi....Executive Producer
Steve Danton....Executive Producer
David Kirkpatrick....Producer
Michael Besman....Producer
Cinematography
Hubert Taczanowski....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Codron....Film Editor
Music
Mason Daring....Composer
Sound
Jon Ailetcher....Production Sound Mixer
Gerry Lentz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
J. Stanley Johnston....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Peter Mitchell....Costume Designer
Michael Clausen....Production Designer
Sergio Lopez-Rivera....Make-up Artist
Shawn Barry....Costume Designer
Cast
Christina Ricci....Dedee Truitt
Martin Donovan....Bill Truitt
Lisa Kudrow....Lucia Dalury
Lyle Lovett....Carl Tippett
Johnny Galecki....Jason Bock
William Lee Scott....Randy
Ivan Sergei....Matt Matteo
Megan Blake....Bobette
Colin Ferguson....Tom Dalury
Dan Bucatinsky....Timothy
Chauncey Leopardi....Joe
Rodney Eastman....Ty
Heather Fairfield....Jennifer
Amy Atkins....TV Reporter
Leslie Grossman....Girl Student
Emily Newman....Marcia
Harrison Young....Medical Examiner
Pancho Demmings....Police Officer
Terry L. Rose....Harley Man
Richard Moore....Harley Man #2
Susan Leslie....Policewoman Judy Zale
Margaux St. Ledger....Reporter
Leslie Bevis....World News Reporter
Nicole Tocantins....Bobette's Lawyer
Becky Wahlstrom....Cashier
Peter Spears....Dr. Allen
Kristine Keever....Nurse
David Phelps-Williams....School Principal
Todd Eckert....Parole Officer
Group Voices
Joyce Kurtz.... (voice)
Linda O. Cook.... (voice)
Malcolm Groome.... (voice)
Tim Dornberg.... (voice)
Robert Clotworthy.... (voice)
Tina Hart.... (voice)
Heather Lee....Tricia (uncredited)