The Curiosity of Chance
The Curiosity of Chance
| 21 October 2006 (USA)
The Curiosity of Chance Trailers

It’s the ‘80s once again, new wave angst and genderbending fashion are all the rage, but new kid at school, Chance Marquis, is trying to find new ways to stand out. Being an odd and somewhat awkward teenager makes him the target of the school bully. To deal with this dilemma, Chance turns to the opposite ends of the high school spectrum for help. On one side is the flamboyant drag queen and at the other, the varsity jock, Levi Sparks with whom Chance develops a unique friendship.

Reviews
Evengyny

Thanks for the memories!

... View More
Platicsco

Good story, Not enough for a whole film

... View More
Claysaba

Excellent, Without a doubt!!

... View More
Fleur

Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.

... View More
meaninglessbark

Definitely not worth spending any of your time on.The Curiosity of Chance feels like a movie made by high school kids who had access to good equipment and who had seen ever John Hughes teen movie many many times and L-O-V-E-D the 80s.The film looks good, is decently shot and edited, has believable costumes, and decent 80s tunes.But the script is awful. The story feels as if it were made up as they went along but you know it wasn't because the dialog is so wordy, clunky, and stiff you wonder if it was written with industrial equipment. The humor is low, one expects to hear farting and burping throughout the film. When the vice-principal is introduced it's mentioned by Chance's narration that she smells bad. She smells bad! Hilarious. (Some might claim that the Curiosity of Chance is a send up of high school dramas but if that was the intent it fails.)The story and characters are nothing but clichés and stereotypes. Chance is a Rosemary Clooney loving vintage clothes wearing drama kid who thinks a top hat and bow tie are sensible attire for his first day at a new school. Not very far into the film Chance ends up in the dressing room of a drag show listening to big bitchy queens dish out pat advice. Shortly after that Chance is putting on his mother's old dresses and makeup.But at least Chance isn't alone as everyone in the film is a stereotype or movie cliché...Chance has a much younger sister who is wise beyond her years, the jocks are jerks, the outcasts are all friends, and so on and on and on.

... View More
skattyus-211-25082

OK, well a lot of people seem to dislike this film, but I enjoyed it quite a bit? :)Is it dull at some moments? Yes. Is it often clichéd? Most definitely.However, as a low budget foreign film, I think it accomplished more than most overpriced American films! In fact, if you want to watch an LGBT film, you have to look overseas as American cinema doesn't even really touch the topic (at least not that often, unless it's a hollow stereotypical gay character).What I liked about this film? I simply enjoyed the sarcasm and just soaked in all the "clicheness"! It was very colorful and I was able to connect with the characters at some level. Not exactly high art cinematography, but let's face it: most films we watch for entertainment aren't (well, at least for me). If you like cute stupid films like Legally Blonde, Clueless, etc...I think you might enjoy this film?

... View More
gallopinggay

I was skeptical when first watching this film, because I have wasted enough time trying to relate to campy gay films on logo. This one will shock you... so, TAKE A CHANCE. Everyone can relate to at least one of the characters in the film, if not many of them. I almost felt like they had taken real memories from my life and put them in the film. I found it so relatable and thought the actors really understood the intentions of the film. It is hysterical and still heart felt. I would recommend this film to anyone, its a delightful piece of work. It reminds you that being different, unique, and just "yourself" is the most rewarding thing in life. Check it out, you will laugh a lot and maybe even tear up a little. Great film!!! CHECK IT OUT.

... View More
dan_90802

If you're looking for 90 minutes or so of mindless entertainment, you could do worse than The Curiosity of Chance. As others have mentioned, it is not original in any way. The gay stereotype as creative outsider is old. The jock as thick-headed homophobe is tired. And the supporting characters are nothing more than stock creatures from any coming-of-age, coming-out-of-the-closet story set in high school.Set in "the 1980's", TCOC seems to repel some viewers because they do not understand the setting (an American high school in Flemish-speaking Belgium). While this is not explained anywhere in the film, there are a lot of clues. The houses are not typically suburban America, the license plates are clearly foreign, the big sport is soccer, people have accents, etc. I'm not clear why the writer/director did not make this clear, as it might have added some interest. Instead, it seems like he tried to keep it country-neutral, as in, this could have been anywhere. But that simply leaves a viewer scratching his head wondering why all these "American" high school kids and their teachers speak English with a Flemish accent.Set that aside. Just pretend that you know that this is set in Europe, in an American-style, English-immersion high school. Ex pats send their kids there, so there are some Americans. Then you can enjoy the flick.Think part Edge of Seventeen, Get Real, Rock Haven, and Grande École mushed together. There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half.

... View More