Not a lot rings authentic in this well-intentioned film about a closeted gay lawyer, a drag performer, and the unwanted Down syndrome teen they take in. The film gets the 1970s West Hollywood setting right, and Alan Cumming’s transgendered nightclub singer, Rudy, has the necessary mix of flamboyance and bitter pain. But the film—cops pulling guns on two men getting it on in a car, Rudy having embarrassing screaming fits at the lawyer’s office, and a landlord constantly hollering for rent—lays the drama on a bit thick. It’s a lot like Rudy in that way.
Granville, September 28 (12:45 p.m.) and October 8 (9:30 p.m.); Vancity, October 6 (11 a.m.)