In the wrong hands, a story about a tough football coach realizing he is gay could be a cliché'-riddled mess. With Arvin's trademark wit and considerable talent as a writer, "Simple Men" comes off more like a gay version of a John Hughes romantic comedy, full of familiar but quirky characters dealing with realistic but unusual situations. The secondary story, of two of Chip's football players also accepting their sexuality, is the icing on this well-written, entertaining treat, and the slightly madcap ending will leave you smiling for days. Arvin scores another touchdown...Read the full review...
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars]