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Inlaws And Outlaws. A Must See.

June 18, 2008

Last Friday night N and I went to see a movie at a small indie theater on the island. It’s a Seattle made docu-type film that was shown here for only three days. But at every showing the writer/director was in attendance to talk about, and answer questions about his movie; the first he’s made.

What do you get when you fall in love? Inlaws & Outlaws cleverly weaves together the true stories of couples and singles— both gay and straight — and all into a collective narrative that is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

At the top of the film, you meet real people one on one. You don’t know who’s gay or straight or who’s with whom. As their stories unfold and stereotypes fall by the wayside, you won’t care because you’ll be rooting for everybody. With candor, good humor, great music and real heart, Inlaws & Outlaws gets past all the rhetoric to explore what we all have in common.

We love. We lose. We all want to belong. And we’re all making this up as we go along.

When I related the synopsis to N, I wasn’t sure if he would be up for it after a long and tiring week, preferring perhaps something a little more upbeat but he wanted to go. Repeatedly during the show he leaned over and whispered in my ear as to what a great movie it was. I had to agree. The complex subject matter was presented in such a caring, creative and humorous way, that the time sitting in the theater flew by, and the ending (I won’t reveal it), along with the music and song found me welling up with such emotion, I surprised myself.

If it’s on anywhere near you, please go and see it. Or check out: and host a movie in your area.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. J Auburn permalink
    June 20, 2008 3:04 pm

    Dear N & I,
    My Name is John Auburn ,Susan & I were in this terrific film & I have seen it about 10 times & still makes me cry .
    I am glad you enjoyed Inlaws & Outlaws.

  2. islandlass permalink*
    June 20, 2008 3:25 pm

    Thank you for writing; we loved it.


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