This wonderful movie, "Ideal Home," could not have come at a more symbolic time from a standpoint of the dialogue that is occurring in this country. I'm not going to stand up and say it's an important movie but it sorta is. Because it's about people, not stereotypes or labels, and we need so much more of this and less of that. We need to be reminded that no one category of men or women has an exclusive on love, relationships, anger, or pain.
Paul Rudd and Brit Steve Coogan play an odd-couple, gay couple. Actually, let's take the "gay" out of the equation and just say couple. Odd is optional but wholly accurate. Rudd is a producer/director who sometime longs for a bigger stage (the Rachael Ray show) and Coogan is a world-renowned chef who can be "fabulous" anywhere. They live in the Southwest in a stunning home and have a nearly-perfect life. They entertain the mayor, shoot Coogan's cooking show and bicker constantly.
Unfortunately, their little slice of paradisaical routine has become familiar, stale and toxic.