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“Ideal Home,” a featherweight big-screen sitcom in which Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play testy romantic partners who are up to 10 years old, is the perfect example of how a movie can be progressive and retrograde at the same time. It is supposed to feel that Coogan and Rudd, who Medieval are both terrific actors, adopted a no-big-deal posture towards portraying a gay couple. If only the movie itself were as nonchalant about it! Written and directed by Andrew Fleming, who had a fluky, hit-or-miss career (“Threesome,” “The Craft”) but built a good comic pedestal for Coogan a decade ago with the dementedly funny “Hamlet 2,” ” Ideal Home “is never painfully aware that its two main characters are gay. It’s a cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery that, at times, carries the nagging whisper of a liberal minstrel show.

Instead of treating Erasmus (Coogan), a grandiose monomaniac of a celebrity chef who has his own TV series, and Paul (Rudd), a director of celebrity-chef TV, as Shazam! characters who happen to be gay, the film puts their sexual identity so front and center, creating such a cliché pile of domestic shade-throwing, that it’s just about the only identity they have.

That’s especially true in the case of Erasmus, who Coogan plays as a camp diva, to louche darling, to (might as well just say it) raging old queen. Coogan long ago cornered the market Aladdin on characters who are toxically self-absorbed blithe spirits. He’s a middle-aged peacock of acid-witted narcissism, never more than when he’s doing a literal gloss on himself – in the “Trip” films (those delectable culinary road movies) or his classic segment of Jim Jarmusch’s “Coffee and Cigarettes. “Here’s the problem, though: In” Ideal Home, “Coogan, swanning about in lip rouge and neck kerchiefs, tries to do gay variation on the same character, but instead of transforming him into a charismatic foil, Coogan’s flouncy sarcastic masochism just makes it seem like he’s starring in a road-company production of “The Boys in the Band.”…

Duration: 91 min

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IMDb: 6.4

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