Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An Early Frost

One of the first movies to deal with the plague of AIDS among the homosexual community and society's reaction to both the virus and gay people, I felt a little underwhelmed by the effort.

My biggest problem was with the uber-theatricality of the acting, but also with the over-stuffiness of the script. They tried to jam so much material into this made-for-TV movie that, inevitably, the end result feels rushed and forced.

They tackle everything that happens between the protagonist and his partner, his father, his mother, his sister, his grandmother, etc... and everyone reacts in a different way, just to make sure they covered all their bases.

As much as I appreciate the effort to humanize gay people who were so unlucky to catch the HIV virus, I can't really give this a passing grade. Maybe when it came out it didn't feel so bad, but it hasn't aged well.

Grade: 5

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