I enjoyed this movie, although at times it seems like the filmmakers were themselves unsure of the film's orientation - a campy, tongue-in-cheek comedy, or a more sincere message of acceptance. Ultimately I found it good, but not particularly memorable.
LGBTQ kids growing up in hostile environments might find the movie helpful, though - it's uplifting while also delivering a good dose of laughs along the way (or was it the other way around?...).
I saw this when I was six. The monster in this film was ingrained in my memory. I remembered feeling sorry for the monster and I for the life of me could not understand what people saw in this guys eyes. So many unanswered questions when I was six and I didn't want to feel stupid by asking the questions. Now, after watching it again at the age of 31 I am no closer to answering those questions but I am reminded why I loved this movie so much. It was a fun ride.. simple as that. It's a comedy for adults and an adventure for kids. (minus the boobs from the shower scene) Of course, nowadays kids wouldn't even think to watch 5 minutes of this. If you do watch it, I hope you enjoy it too.