Unlike many movies, Dorian Blue has a script which is masterful, whimsical and moving. It transcribes the average, delves into the real, and supports the actors in such a way as to make the movie an overwhelming emotional success. You laugh, you cry and you rage against the absurdity of how being 'gay' would influence relationships to the extent that it does. The inherent tragedy of Dorian's relationship with his father is made self evident throughout the movie, and as an observer you cannot help but feel the struggle within. The perversity of denial, and the horror of removing oneself from the life of your child, is by far the most ignorant, destructive and selfish decisions a parent can make. Yet Dorian emerges as a self assured, stable young man, determined to make his life a success.
The movie could have been very dark, yet through the use of humor the writers have taken a subject as serious as any other, and communicated their message in manner which leaves the audience raw but enamored. The movie is beautifully written, and has an endemic intelligence which transcends many within the comedy genre. The acting is superb, although special mention must be made of the lead
If one judges a movie by the impact it has on you once you have left the theater, then this is one which will certainly inspire. It lingers for days after you have seen it, and the message (or more accurately the many messages) resound within you both as a challenge and as a call to change.
An excellent movie, well deserving of any collection.