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A look at a recent era in gay history.,
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This review is from: Longtime Companion [DVD] (DVD)
This film manages to capture with admirable accuracy, a time not so long ago,when the AIDS epidemic was known as the gay cancer, and the virus was thought to infect homosexuals only. The caution with which those infected were treated shows just how little was known about HIV back in the early 1980s. Even hospital staff seemed to be uninformed. This was a new illness, and people did not know how to handle it. The cast is excellent, including Dermot Mulroney, Campbell Scott, and Bruce Davison. The look of the time, (some of those fashions look ridiculous now) and the soundtrack all fit well in showing a particular time and place. The film has many light-hearted moments,as well the expected sadness. An excellent effort.