This high school reworking of A Midsummer Night's Dream never really takes flight, but neither is it the preening misfire the first half promises. full review
Were the World Mine gets by on sheer charm -- and on Gustafson's inventive direction, Kira Kelly's elegant cinematography and co-screenwriter Cory James Krueckeberg's whimsical production design, which works wonders on a limited budget. full review
Were the World Mine is seriously uneven. If it displays considerable imagination and creativity, it also lapses too often into smug, campy silliness. full review
Editorial Review Writer-producer-director Tom Gustafson's musical fantasy Were the World Mine, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is mostly delightful. full review
A diverting Chicago-made export, director and co-writer Tom Gustafson's gay fantasia on Shakespearean themes is set in a socially stratified private school ruled by the rugby jocks but about to be sent into a tizzy thanks to the magic of Shakespeare. full review
There are times when it is safe to say that a labor of love is love's labor lost, and, reader, this is one of them. full review
Were the World Mine follows the teen musical formula but renders its material with admirable lushness and intelligence. full review
An ambitious gay musical fantasy inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tom Gustafson's Were the World Mine is far better in concept than execution. The shoestring budget hurts. full review
Were the World Mine, an indie alternative to Disney's High School Musical franchise, is a small, endearing film.
This picture dares to summon the spirit of the Bard as well as the ghost of Arthur Freed and succeeds as a rousing, warm-hearted spectacle.
The clunky script keeps pulling everything to an earthbound level well below the desired airy realm. full review