- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 3, 2003
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Stereo Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Patrick Stewart &
Michael T. Weiss,
Patrick Stewart &
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Oh please, she's had work done."
- Sterling (PATRICK STEWART) to Jeffrey (STEVEN WEBER) after the latter sees a vision of Mother Teresa and claims she looks great.
"On some dancers the toes are all smooshed together, and I would just say, 'Sorry, Misha, not without socks.'"
- Sterling (PATRICK STEWART), discussing why he is so attracted to his new dancer boyfriend.
"I love sex. It's just one of the truly great ideas."
- Jeffrey (STEVEN WEBER)
Rolling Stone - 08/24/1995
"...Uproarious fun and touching gravity....Artful wit and a priceless cast..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/18/1995
"...[Jeffrey is] funny, neurotic, articulate....Stewart steals the show with a beautiful, go-for-the-gusto performance..." -- Rating: B
Los Angeles Times - 08/04/1995
"...Some genuinely funny lines do sparkle, and there are some staunch portrayals as well as truly poignant moments..."
In this surprising, buoyant comedy, a young, gay actor/waiter finds "Mr. Right" after becoming celibate in the age of AIDS. Struggling with the notion of commitment after discovering his perfect man is HIV-positive, he relies on his best friend (Patrick Stewart as an interior decorator), a self-absorbed New Age evangelist, and a hilariously lascivious priest to help him find the way. Adapted from Paul Rudnick's Obie award-winning play.
When the condom breaks in the middle of sex, the terrified Jeffrey concludes that it's high time to protect himself from AIDS by swearing off sex for good. However, the minute he makes this decision, he walks into the gym and spies the beautiful Steve, pumping iron and ready for an intimate encounter. And every time the newly celibate Jeffrey rejects Steve's provocative advances, it becomes a little harder to say no. Soon, Jeffrey realizes that Steve is the man of his dreams... until he finds out that his beloved is HIV positive.
- Released theatrically in the USA August 4, 1995 on 11 screens. It had an opening weekend box office gross of $195,745.
- A Workin' Man Films presentation in association with The Booking Office; distributed in England Film Four Distributors, Ltd.
- Color by Technicolor.
- The film was made on a budget of $1.75 million.
- Filmed at Silvercup Studios, The Essex House Barney's New York; and American Place Theatre all in New York.
- Co-executive producers: Dan Markley, Andrea Pines and Mike Skipper.
- Stock footage provided by The Image Bank, New York; Streamline film Archives; Testing the Limits and "Voices from the Front."
- Christopher Ashley, who also directed the stage version of "Jeffrey," made his directorial debut with this film.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1994 The Jeffrey Associates, L.P.