Cinema: Trick: Directed by Jim Fall

Directed by Jim Fall

Two gay New Yorkers--a struggling composer (Christian Campbell) and a go-go boy (John Paul Pitoc)--meet and seek a place to consummate their attraction. The former's apartment is out, the latter lives with Mom, and alternatives don't pan out. Eventually they make something potentially more lasting than a one-night stand out of their frustration. There's sweetness to this well-played comedy, and a smart edge to some of its observations of the gay demimonde. Tori Spelling contributes a touching turn as a clumsy actress in love with the composer. Trick is an insinuating treat.

--By Richard Schickel

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