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It's just another dinner between two boyfriends and their female best friend, until the ugly truth comes out. And what's that funny taste in the spaghetti sauce?
It's just another dinner between two boyfriends and their female best friend, until the ugly truth comes out. And what's that funny taste in the spaghetti sauce?

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    • Author: GODMAX
    Writer-director-actor Todd Bartoo says he pulled this script out of a pile of ideas when a gay friend asked if Bartoo had something he could act in. "Presents" is the result.

    A cute little film with only three or four really good gags, it's all about a man who invites his boyfriend and his best female friend over for dinner. He gives the girl a present, but unfortunately it exposes a secret heterosexual love affair. The cheating lovers try to weasel their way out, but then the cuckold pulls out his surprise: He wants to watch. The boyfriend keels over, and then, oddly, so does the best friend. Shock? Maybe. Or maybe it was the rat poison in the spaghetti sauce.

    It's got an extremely campy but effective performance by Ted Kozlowski as the cuckold, and a nice turn by producer-actress Gwen Copeland as the power-chick best friend, Liz. (Love those glasses!) But the jokes are a little thin on the ground. And while the sight-gag at the end is nice, the editing and camera work hold the image a bit too long. It's almost as if the film's comic timing were off.

    Still, it's watchable.
  • Credited cast:
    Todd Bartoo Todd Bartoo - Josh
    Gwen Copeland Gwen Copeland - Liz
    Ted Kozlowski Ted Kozlowski - Eric
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