Trip, The

Trip, The

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A favorite gay romance, The Trip is political, romantic and vastly entertaining. In 1973 Tommy meets Alan at a party held at a closeted politician's home. Alan is seeing a woman, but lusts for the long-haired Tommy in a big way. When they finally hook up, it's total love until the closet and politics interfere with their romance.


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Reasons to Buy

  1. Steve Braun & Larry Sullivan make a dreamy couple, don't they?
  2. Considered one of the top gay romances ever - this one is absolutely essential!
  3. It's funny, romantic, touching, poignant and the '70s and '80s costumes, hair and sets are awesome.

DVD Features

Commentary with Director and Cast
Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Bloopers
Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Information

  • Director: Miles Swain
  • Producer: Houston King
  • Writer: Miles Swain
  • Length: 1 hrs. 35 mins.
  • Rating: R
  • Released: Dec 09 2003
  • Added: Sep 15 2003
  • Production Year: 2002
  • TLA SKU: 550545
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 807839000610
  • Catalog #: DV1878092
  • Custodian of Records:
    TLA Releasing
    35 Rumson Road Rumson, NJ 07760

Reviews

average rating
3
.70
out of 5

49 Reviews for Trip, The

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Review by Scott Cranin

By: Scott Cranin
In-House Review - Dec 15 2011
The Trip is an ambitiously epic gay romance that traces the course of two men from their initial meeting as teenagers in 1973 until 1984. The time is the socially turbulent 1970s when radical politics and the emerging gay rights movement clashed with... Read More

Review by dexotic

By: dexotic
My Lover(26yrs) and I decided to watch this together this Thanksgiving holiday and was so surprised by how absolute good this movie is. It will have you laughing in so many sections, and remembering a time long gone in so many others, and crying in o... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
"THE TRIP"
On the Road
Amos Lassen
"The Trip" is not a new release from TLA but I recently watched it for a second time and saw it completely differently. It is indeed a look at the way we live as gay men and how we deal with relation... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Sean

By: Sean
This has to be one of the best love stories I have ever seen. The movie was extremely well done and the theme was extraordinary. It pulled at every heart string I had and strummed every one with emotion. Grab the box of tissue for the end. The ve... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by JANORM

By: JANORM
Not since the romantic film "The Bubble," has a romantic gay film so emotionally affected me. The poignant and undulating movements of this romance between two(2) men take the audience on a life-time expereince of unparallel portions. So many of ... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by mancanfan

By: mancanfan
This is THE movie of all of the movies I own in this genre! The chemistry amongst the cast members is fantastic, the writing/directing was very good (although, I thought of a few tweaks which may have made it....GASP, dare I say better). This is the ... Read More

Review by Chuck

By: Chuck
I saw 'The Trip' in one afternoon a week ago and it still is on my mind. For years, when I thought of men in films I thought of porno but this movie changed all that. It was a major shift in my life.

Review by Tommy Boy

By: Tommy Boy
I am a gay man who tired quickly of all of the straight love stories and decided to try and find some gay love stories. I came across 'The Trip' recently and had no idea the profound affect it would have on me.

It's basically the story of ... Read More

Review by Mikey likes

By: Mikey likes
Having seen virtually every gay-themed film that has ever been made and having received A+ grades in all the film studies courses that I took in college, I would like to weigh in on the excellent unique first effort that is "The Trip" written and dir... Read More
2.00 out of 5

Review by boogalooshrimp

By: boogalooshrimp
Alright, the movie has it's good points, a fabulous cast with lots of eye candy, a former Bond girl who yucks it up, and the lovable Alexis Arquette, but that's about it. The plot was jerky and horribly transparent in some spots, particularly the en... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Marcos

By: Marcos
I finally got a chance to review this movie which was shown on my local Cable TV...

Its a great movie with great story... however, with sad ending... i was touched and tears!

A movie not to be miss if your are attached, was atta... Read More

Review by Davy

By: Davy
Why not get closed captioned for the hearing impaired for that particular movie? I really want to see that movie. Please GET CLOSED CAPTIONED!!!!
4.00 out of 5

Review by Sebastiant78

By: Sebastiant78
This movie was incredible. At first, I was a little wery about getting this movie, but then my roommate convinced me to rent it. So we did. That was the best thing I could have ever done! The movie was very well done for it's genre. The actors w... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by raluc

By: raluc
I had given up on gay movies, i used to see everything to support gay cinema.
It was always the stereotypes!!!
I got this movie and i loved it i hope more movies like this can be made with gay characters
the best gay movie i have seen ... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Luke

By: Luke
"The Trip" is a lighthearted nostalgic romp. I found the film to be refreshing in its portrayal of gay relationships over time. It does NOT take itself too seriously, and that is one of the reasons that it works. The actors deliver fine performances,... Read More
1.00 out of 5

Review by Michael

By: Michael
I'm flabbergasted over all the glowing reviews for this film. Based on those very reviews I bought the film and was amazed at how terrible this film was! My friends and I, who all lived through those times, couldn't believe how wrong and how phoney t... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Catfag

By: Catfag
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie.It's the kind of movie we all wish the big studios would invest in.It had heart and was a real joy to watch.
4.00 out of 5

Review by N/A

By: N/A
I loved this movie. The way that Tommy and Alan fell for each other was magical. I loved the way they connected as a couple. Despite them both being 2 different people, they managed to love in a simple and upbeat fashion . It was sad when Alan died ... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Antoine in Atlanta

By: Antoine in Atlanta
Unfortunately, gay cinema of late has been supplied to us by a bevy of first time (or untalented) filmmakers, resulting in a cesspool of amateurish executions of less than medicre, sex-laden stories. 'The Trip' was refreshing, to say the very least.... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Frankie

By: Frankie
This film is well done in all aspects of the phrase. The characters are beautifully developed, the story is funny and touching (a mix of dry wit and raw emotion), the cinematography is fantastic. A period piece in which the film type is that of the... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Nick

By: Nick
You will fall in love with the charatcers of this movie! The story is believable and not Hollywood dramatized. This could happen to anyone. A true reminder of the value of friendship and love. Without a doubt a must see.
4.00 out of 5

Review by cris

By: cris
By far the best gay film I have ever seen.

The Good: beautiful story, good actor, especially Larry, he has a extremely emotional facial performance. The plot is well designed, full of dramatic conflict, each character has own unique featur... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by Danny

By: Danny
This is a really cool, exciting, sexy movie. The actors are amazingly adorable, the love story between Tommy and Allan is so believable and heartwarming. However, I agree it had a really depressing ending that really let me down. That is my only m... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by Ashton Miller

By: Ashton Miller
I just watched the film for the first time ever. I am one of those people who fall in love with characters very easily. I was so moved by the love between the two lead characters. The film captures my heart and carries it away to another place, an... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by JohnWPB

By: JohnWPB
This movie was recomended to me by a friend. Very good advice indeed!

This movie spans 3 decades and explores a relationship through that couse of time. The period sets, clothing and decorations are right on the money! This movie looks ... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by derek .

By: derek .
I wasn't expecting to buy this movie, after renting it. I was expecting the acting to be mediocre and overall a low-budget indy production. That attitude changed when Larry Sullivan, the actor who played Allen, exemplified what we are missing in more... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by cuddlebear

By: cuddlebear
Many of the below 40 set have probably never heard of Love Story, but it was one of the top movies of the early 70s. The Trip reminded me of that movie and the emotions I felt when I originally saw Love Story. The Trip really tugs at the ol heart str... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by gljin40509

By: gljin40509


I first rented this DVD from Netflix,and after watching it,realized if ever there was a MUST OWN DVD, The Trip is IT!! This movie`s appeal will resonate with a very broad audience,..not only the gay audience for which it was made..The the... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Breckman

By: Breckman
This is by far one of the best gay-romance films I have seen. Ambitious, beautiful, powerful, well-acted, and most of all, hilarious, this film documents the relationship of two men and an era in homo history. Hesitant at first, this film made me lau... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by gmanatl

By: gmanatl
I was really surprised by this movie. After watching the movie, I was stunned for a good hour just thinking back to my first experience, the emotions I had, remembering the struggles of the timeline for gay people. I watched the movie again because... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Netguy

By: Netguy
"The Trip", the feature debut by writer/director Miles Swain, is one of the best gay themed films I've seen in the past year. Although it does have it's shortcomings with some uneven acting and may try to tackle a bit too many plotlines, "The Trip" o... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by btmboy

By: btmboy
Incredible film! Great acting, direction, and story. I cannot find fault with this film, it has been one of my favs so far this year and not just in gay genre. I loved the characters and didn't want the film to end. It is an incredible love stor... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by IMFreeSwimmer

By: IMFreeSwimmer
Wow. I don't think anything else needs to be said about this movie. It's been a long time since I actually cried at the end of a movie. This was truely an amazing show and the ending, while understandable, left me emotionally drained for a few day... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by gljin40509

By: gljin40509
I watched this movie three times the first weekend and I was totally engaged every time! This si ,BY FAR, the best gay movie I have ever watched! A MUST SEE!!!!
4.00 out of 5

Review by Village, Mtl

By: Village, Mtl
I saw the movie a couple of times with friends, it is a simple & fun movie. It approched some aspect of homophobia from a gay man and it appends in the real world. You must have it for your DVD collection.
4.00 out of 5

Review by Mark

By: Mark
My partner and I watched this movie a few days ago. This movie hit very close to home for me. It explores so many different aspects of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
3.00 out of 5

Review by Lil Picky

By: Lil Picky
I wish I could get as worked up over this film as everyone else seems to be. I wanted to like it, I really did. From the moment I heard all the great word of mouth, I was expecting a superior experience. Yesterday I got an advance copy of the DVD,... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Trip lover

By: Trip lover
I'm so pleased that this film is finally coming to video. I've seen the movie so may times in the theater that I could buy 10 DVD's with the money! I hope everyone I know realizes what they're getting for Xmas this year!
4.00 out of 5

Review by Wolfgang

By: Wolfgang
This film had me enrapt from beginning to end. I have
nowhere seen (and ladies and gentlemen I have seen
a lot) a love story between two men that caused me to
experience catharsis in its true sense a la the ancient
Greeks as thi... Read More

Review by ponyboy

By: ponyboy
OOPS - I missed the star rating box - do please fix - but it should be a 10 star film - cant beleive local reviews gave it a 2 star - idiots - they must not beleive in love! How sad for them - Heres to hoping we all find our own TOMMY!
4.00 out of 5

Review by ponyboy

By: ponyboy
OOPS - I missed the star rating box - do please fix - but it should be a 10 star film - cant beleive local reviews gave it a 2 star - idiots - they must not beleive in love! How sad for them - Heres to hoping we all find our own TOMMY!
4.00 out of 5

Review by ponyboy

By: ponyboy
WOW - This movie is over the top fun and moving at the same time! I cried as much as I laughed! Cant wait for the dvd, and really want the soundtrack - NOW - this movie is outstanding! Made me wish for a boyfriend like TOMMY - we should all be so ... Read More

Review by ponyboy

By: ponyboy
WOW - This movie is over the top fun and moving at the same time! I cried as much as I laughed! Cant wait for the dvd, and really want the soundtrack - NOW - this movie is outstanding! Made me wish for a boyfriend like TOMMY - we should all be so ... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Preppy

By: Preppy
THE TRIP is an absolutely superb gay movie and will continue to
Be a major hit with the gay community. Don't miss this one, it is
Loving story, both humorous, and sad, and portrays gay life accurately
From the 70 to the mid 80's.
1.00 out of 5

Review by artmensor

By: artmensor
I saw this movie yesterday, and I can't get it out of my mind. I was there during the 60's, 70's & 80's, and went through much of what is portrayed in the movie. I knew people like the characters, and it was all very real and very well put together... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by nursman

By: nursman
Awesome moving. Has a wonderful story with great actors. It is moving, sexy and even sad at times. It affected all my emotions sometimes at the same time. I cannot wait for it to come out so I can have a copy!
4.00 out of 5

Review by Guiltybutinsane

By: Guiltybutinsane
This movie, is without a doubt the best gay movie ever made!! The relationship between the two main characters is so sweetly told. The ending is biterrsweet and makes you happy and sad at the same time. The movie is funny and dramatic and everythin... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by film buff

By: film buff
I'VE SEEN IT 4 TIMES ALREADY AND I'LL SEE IT AGAIN. BEST DATE MOVIE, BEST COMEDY, BEST FILM WITH A GAY THEME. I LOVE THIS FILM!!!!!!
4.00 out of 5

Review by wolfgang

By: wolfgang
My comments are more visceral than analytical.

This movie is singularly THE best film about gay love and relationships that I have ever seen. It is as classy and sexy as its cast and director.

Trust me --- unless you have a hea... Read More

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