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My Fake Boyfriend

Country: Canada, Language: English, 90 mins

  • Director: Rose Troche
  • Writer: Luke Albright, Greg Boaldin, Joe Wanjai Ross
  • Producer: Dan Katt, Jason Moring, Michael Philip, Richard Alan Reid, Dan Scheinkman

CGiii Comment

One of the many [too many] gay rom-coms...neither special nor memorable.

But...they keep on making them, there's got to be an audience somewhere! Where?!?

My Fake Boyfriend veers from the obsequious to the insidious in the blink of an eye! If it had planked its feet firmly in the insidious terrain...then, maybe, it could have been a a cutting, illuminating, inspired indictment on social media. But...alas, it trundled down 'Hallmark Alley' and got lost in a maze of puppy-dog eyes and cheap sentiment.

This is just 'straight' rom-com re-defined/re-imagined/plagiarised...surely, 'we' can do such much better!

Billed as a comedy...yet, there were no laughs to be had.

Report card: Could have done so [so much] better.


The(ir) Blurb...

In the film, a young man in a tricky situation (Keiynan Lonsdale) follows the advice of his unconventional best friend (Dylan Sprouse) and uses social media to create a fake boyfriend to keep his awful ex-lover out of his life. But everything backfires when he meets the real love of his life, and breaking up with his fake boyfriend proves hard to do.

Cast & Characters

Keiynan Lonsdale
Dylan Sprouse
Sarah Hyland
Samer Salem (as Rafi)
Matthew Finlan (as Leo)
Marcus Rosner (as Nico)
Tricia Black (as Peyton)
Brooker Muir (as Clint)
Bukola Walfall (as Tasha)
Rong Fu (as Jessica)
Matt Willis (as The Aussie)
Simon Sinn (as Bernie Jiang)
Merle Newell (as Rhonda)
Andrew Meikle (as Troy)