It’s the story of a gay high school boy who’s class is mounting a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The fantasy comes in when he discovers a potion that makes people fall in love with the next person they lay eyes on, and suddenly life in his school and town starts to parallel events in Shakespeare’s play. Only gayer. It’s actually very clever, as long as you are willing to suspend your disbelief, and the cast is delightful. A bunch of relative unknowns who not only have excellent singling voices but also a mastery of the Shakespearian text (when not pretending to be dumb-jocks-reading-Shakespeare).
And let me be the first to say, bias for cute high school-looking boys aside, some of those dumb jocks are hot, hot, hot! In particular Nathaniel David Becker, who spends most of the second half with his shirt off. But besides being an excuse to watch high school boys make out in makeup (some of the costumes are spectacular), it is a cute movie, sweet but not sticky, tongue-in-cheek where it needs to be, and all around a good night out.
See the trailer here: