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Almost Normal is a 2005 comedy-drama film directed by Marc Moody and starring J. Andrew Keitch, Tim Hammer, and Joan Lauckner.[1][2][3]

Almost Normal
DVD cover
Directed byMarc Moody
Produced bySharon Teo
Written byMarc Moody
StarringJ. Andrew Keitch
Tim Hammer
Joan Lauckner
Music byJonathan Joyner
CinematographyRichie Sherman
Edited byMarc Moody
Sharon Teo
Distributed bySeventh Art Releasing
Release date
May 26, 2005
Running time
90 mins.
CountryUnited States


Plot synopsisEdit

Brad Jenkins, a 40-year-old gay college professor, is still uncomfortable in his own skin. After a disagreement with his mother, he storms out of his home, claiming that he is "going somewhere where [he] is more normal." A sudden car accident propels him back to his youth and into a world in which gay is "normal" and being straight is not accepted. Brad has to weigh whether to remain in the past and be "normal" or attempt to return to his old life. A local jock, who had ignored him before, now dates him. However, he grows attracted to a girl – his best friend/sister-in-law in the heteronormative world. The couple attempts to deal with the pressures of being straight in a gay world. Eventually, everyone dances with people of the opposite sex at the school ball, even though they are in the homonormative world, showing Brad's "acceptance" of his straightness in the past and his gay self in real life. He then returns to his life as a professor and re-unites with the jock, who turns out to be the gay father of a student of Brad's.




Almost Normal won the Best of the Fest award at the 2005 Breckenridge Festival of Film.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 'Almost Normal' drives home refreshing message Joel Gehringer, Lincoln Journal Star, September 22, 2005
  2. ^ 'Almost Normal' a fit for everyone[permanent dead link] Michelle Takiguchi, Ka Leo/The Voice April 2005.
  3. ^ Communication alumnus writes, directs 'Almost Normal'; available 11/15 Arian Smedley, Scripps College of Communication, November 3, 2005.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Almost Normal at AllMovie
  • Almost Normal on IMDb
  • Review summary from the New York Times website
  • Almost Normal,, archived from the original on 2008-10-23, retrieved 2007-10-28
  • Guerra, Joey (November 15, 2005), "Review of Almost Normal",, retrieved 2007-10-28