Eating Out: The Open WeekendClosed Captioning
Q. Allan Brocka
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Zack and Benji open up their relationship for a weekend of fun at a gay resort in Palm Springs. After Zack runs into his ex-boyfriend Casey, Casey lies and tells him he met someone new to avoid Zack’s pity. When Casey reacquaints with an old high school friend, Peter, he manages to convince him to pretend to be his boyfriend despite Peter’s reluctance that it will interfere with his promiscuous weekend opportunities. As sexual tensions start to mount between Benji and Peter, Zack becomes increasingly dissatisfied with his relationship while Casey longs for a stable relationship of his own. A sexy and outrageous comedy, Eating Out: The Open Weekend serves up plenty of eye-candy and raunchy fun along with the pursuit of finding true love.
There were definintely some great moments and a ton of sexy guys. But the two guys I wanted to end up together didn't!!! I liked this movie more than eating out 4.
Worth the rental cost or buying cost for fans of the series, but not the best of the series
Q. Allan Brocka's 5th installment of the "Eating Out" franchise does not disappoint in aesthetics as it shows more shirtless ripped-up guys and full frontal male nudity than any of the other movies in the series. The movie was shot (all puns intended) back-to-back with "Eating Out 4: Drama Camp" and has many of the same characters including Benji (hunky Aaron Milo; 4th movie) and veterans Casey (irresistible lips Daniel Skelton; 3rd-5th) and Zack (now singer Chris Salvatore 3rd-5th). The movie picks up right where the last left off: Casey and Zack broke up in the last movie because Zack followed his mind to greener pastures by hooking up with Benji as a (body) "trade up" from Casey. This really left audiences feeling lack of closure - after all, Casey worked the whole duration of the 3rd movie to get Zack.
In this installment, the audience gets a better picture of who Benji really is - a perfect 10 beautiful adonis of a male who can get any (gay) man he wants - and often does. As this, Benji lives happiest being sexually motivated and non-monogamous and wants to try opening up his relationship with Zack "only for a weekend." As Zack is the lesser hottie of the two, he reluctantly agrees. Fast Forward: The crew all head over to an all-gay male resort, trouble comes along as Zack wants monogamy and Benji wants to explore. Casey and his tag-along girl (new hag Penny) also stay at the resort, and we see that Casey still isn't over Zack. Casey gets a guy to pretend to be his new boyfriend in order to show Zack that he's moved on. You can tell where it goes from here, the chase begins all over again, it's pretty predictable. …There is a subplot where the two new hags fight over the one straight guy at the resort. This movie is very likable, however, not as funny as the others before it. Some of the one liners are great and the best of which is a perhaps a well delivered "trans" joke shared between the characters of Lily (played by Harmony Santana) and Penny as they peruse the only straight man at the resort, together. The movie is political in nature - the idea of gay marriage, for example. It is also intertextual where subtle one-liners reference other memorable parts of the Eating Out movies that came before (for example "please").
An irritation that this reviewer has with the movie is that it did not truly feature Rebecca Cochran as Tiffani and Mink Stole's character. Both had screen time of less than a minute and the movie would have been better if those parts were simply omitted. Tiffani should be a more prominent character but she is now reduced to cameos. What's wrong, Q. Allan Brocka? …this film does end on a good note. The last 20 minutes of the film leaves audiences on the edge regarding status between Casey and Zack (no one cares what will happen to Benji as we all know he will get a happy ending no matter what since he is a super-hotty). I won't ruin the movie, but will reveal that there is a good potential for Casey and Zack to remain as friends.
The movie was good , but in my opinion the third eating out movie was the best with Tiffany =>> but it was good ...