A sleeper delight, “4th Man Out” revolves around a closeted regular person whose best buds first harness, then rally around him when he chooses to turn out on his 24th birthday. This altogether charming, touchingly genuine drama doesn’t have marquee names or a consideration snatching snare, yet ideally its sheer affability will get some merited corner showy and home-group consideration.
Slender, unassuming Adam is an upstate New York carport technician who spends the greater part of his off hours hanging out with long-lasting closest companion, Chris. Close by mates Ortu and Nick ( “Merriment”), they frame a conjoined quartet devoted in exemplary hetero brother design to the quest for games, brew, chicks and gay jokes. Just inconvenience is, Adam (who’s really dated ladies previously) is gay, and figures it’s at last time to break the news to his pals. Following an intoxicated night’s birthday festivity, he does as such. Chris tries to be cool about it, none too effectively; the others are haplessly straight to the point in their confusion.