The Velocity of Gary (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Velocity of Gary (1999)




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Movie Info

Dan Ireland directed this romantic comedy-drama (adapted by James Still from his own play) about a romantic triangle. Doughnut shop waitress Mary Carmen (Salma Hayek) is the girlfriend of bisexual porn star Valentino (Vincent D'Onofrio), but she's frozen out after Valentino gets a look at Midwestern hunk Gary (Thomas Jane). Rivalries end, and the three become close after Valentino succumbs to the AIDS virus. Shown at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival.


Salma Hayek
as Mary Carmen
Olivia d'Abo
as Veronica
Chad Lindberg
as Kid Joey
Lucky Luciano
as The King
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Critic Reviews for The Velocity of Gary

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

In The Velocity of Gary, there is never quite the feeling that these people occupy a real world; their colorful exteriors are like costumes, and inside are simply actors following instructions.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Never quite develops three-way erotic charge it should have.

November 29, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Has rough spots but rings emotionally true and paints a vivid picture of New York City's underbelly.

May 26, 2006 | Full Review…

...despite their best efforts, none of [the actors] are able to create characters worth caring about.

April 11, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Pretentious garbage

December 29, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Everything pales next to the spectacle of Hayek barnstorming through this story as if it were her Mildred Pierce.She emotes the way Vesuvius erupts.

August 22, 2002 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for The Velocity of Gary


Greenwich Village slacker types try to outcool one another as long as they can keep out reality just to past the time ... which they don't care about by the way, since you asked. Ho - hum.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Another film that i got for $3 It seemed original and interesting, but became just plain wierd and idiotic.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

Great movie!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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