Let's get something out of the way up front: Ideal Home looks horrifyingly bad. But it seems as if writer/director Andrew Fleming wasn't content to just make a piss poor movie. No, he went all out and seemingly tossed every homosexual stereotype into his flick about a gay couple (Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan) who end up adopting the grandson Coogan's character never knew he had. Granted, Fleming is openly gay himself, but this still seems like a lot.
Take a look for yourself, if you want. I'm not forcing you or anything:
If you're sitting there thinking "who is this Andrew Fleming guy?" there's a reason his name may seem vaguely familiar (not to mention tarnished). Fleming’s the filmmaker behind the notorious Hamlet 2, which was at one point the most expensive purchase out of the Sundance Film Festival. It then made approximately $13 at the box office, placing Fleming in what those in The Industry call "Director's Jail."
To be frank, Ideal Home doesn't seem like it's going to be busting the artist out of Alcatraz any time soon (as the picture doesn't even have US distribution yet). Hopefully, it ends up being at least marginally better than this spot promises, but we're not holding our breath.
Ideal Home apparently was supposed to premiere at Cannes in 2016, but then enjoyed its world debut at the 2018 Mardi Gras Film Festival. I can't find any reviews, so that might be bullshit. It does open in Australia June 21st, so maybe someone will see it then.