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eCupid (2012) directed by J.C. Calciano

Marshall is frustrated in love. He downloads a mysterious app that gives him everything he thinks he wants. He soon learns to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

Director: J.C. Calciano

Writer: J.C. Calciano

Stars: Andy Anderson, John Callahan and Galen Drever

Genres: Romance

Storyline: Marshall (Houston Rhines) is turning 30 and working at a dead-end job for a boss (John Callahan) who overlooks his talents. After seven years with his boyfriend, Gabe (Noah Schuffman), Marshall's love life is stuck in a rut. He is desperate for something new. He goes looking for it online, where he comes upon a mysterious app that guarantees to find true love. It scans every inch of his online world and suddenly turns his life upside down. Marshall suddenly gets everything he thinks he wanted. Newly single and ready for adventure, Marshall is overwhelmed with sexy guys at every turn, each promising to be the man of his fantasies. But too much of a good thing may not be a good thing. He soon finds that all the attention is more than he bargained for. With the help of a wise and mysterious waitress (Morgan Fairchild), Marshall is given one last chance to listen to his heart and figure out what (and who) is really important.

@Amazon: eCupid (2012)

Houston Rhines ... Marshall Thomas
Noah Schuffman ... Gabe Horton
Matt Lewis ... Keith
Brad Pennington ... Richard
Mike C. Manning ... Myles (as Mike Manning)
Galen Drever ... Dawson
Andy Anderson ... Chris 1
John Callahan ... Mr. Hutchington
Morgan Fairchild ... Venus
Matthew Gittelson ... Customer
Joe Komara ... Chris 2
George Gray ... TV Announcer
Peter A. O'Riordan ... Go Go dancer
Gary Riotto ... Carson
Chris Rubeiz ... Jimmy
Scott Pretty ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Marshall and Gabe

Keith and Richard

Myles and Dawson


( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
Jun. 3rd, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
eCupid is fun, light, sweet and very romantic. I had already enjoyed the previous movie by J.C. Calciano, Is It Just Me?, but I have to admit it was a little low budget and you could see it. In eCupid this perception is almost nada, and almost everything is perfect, from the chosen cast to the setting to the music. True, there are some gay stereotypes, the frat boy, the party boy, the twink, the buddy friend, but no one of them is exaggerated, or depicts in a way that is offensive, it’s more a way for the main character to realize he is in love with his boyfriend, and that he has to do everything he can to mend the break between them.

Gabe has few to do on his side, since, from how I see it, he only tried to not overcome his lover with his trouble, when he knew Marshall had few of his own. Gabe is sweet and kind, and really the perfect boyfriend. Marshall is simply having a 7 years scratch itch, and with the intervention of a very useful Apps, eCupid, he will understand how stupid he has been.

Houston Rhines, in the role of Marshall, is perfect, if not a little “couch potato”, meaning that he is waiting for the solution to come to him and not viceversa. He is not that bad, but he has to grow a back bone ;-) said that he is cute, and he really doesn’t do anything to alienate his sweet boyfriend, and so he has the right to have him back.

Noah Schuffman as Gabe is more than cute, and he is also sweet and kind, and yes, sexy, way sexier than all the other men Marshall will meet. He is the right catch, and rightly, once he is “temporarily” free, he will have the line in front of him.

eCupid is so good I can see it out of the gay themed indie circuit to try the mainstream circuit.
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