What Happens When One of the Bros is “The Fourth Man Out”
Adam fixes cars for a living and most nights he hangs out with his blue-collar buddies playing cards, watching sports, getting drunk and incessantly talking about hooking with big breasted girls like most 20 something-year-old single men do. He’s very happy with all of that, except for the last part, as Adam has a secret that he thinks it is time he shared with his mates. He’s gay.
When he finally does manage to blurt it out his three buddies are stunned and confused. Especially his best friend Chris as the two of them have practically been having a bro-romance for years. He takes the news badly but he is brought up sharp by his latest girlfriend who rounds on him for being so selfish and not even acknowledging the courage it took for Adam to get this far. That guilt’s him and the other two in the ‘gang’ Ortu and Nick into to start doing their ‘research’ into what it is like to be gay, and they soon become fluent in what they believe are the most crucial expressions of the gay lexicon such as ‘power-botton’.
The dynamic within the group changes regardless and the guys try to not only try and understand how different Adam is now, but they do their clumsy best to help find him a boyfriend too. After a series of really attempts with some very inappropriate men, Adam goes on a double date with Chris and his girlfriend, which ends disastrously. When the two friends are back at home a drunken misunderstanding leads to the falling out that was sadly obviously going to happen.
Newbie director Andrew Nackman’s ‘bro-comedy’ sets itself up to be a straight man’s guide on how to cope when your best friend ‘comes out’ as gay. Funnier than most ‘how to’ manuals it is however heavily reliant on clichéd situations and opinions for his story which obviously aims to entertain heterosexual audiences, even though many gay ones will find it a tad too patronizing to enjoy the humor in it.