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By A Customer
This review is from: Philadelphia (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
When I first saw this film, I was very young and did not know hardly anything about homosexuality or aids. All I knew was that Tom Hanks was my best actor and I was touched emotionally. I watch it now and I forgot how powerful and serious the film is with its message. Tom Hanks pulls off a man coping with aids to a very high degree and teaming up with Denzel Washington as a homophobic. Denzel plays a lawyer in the film who is approached by Tom to help him win his lawsuit against the company who sacked him but has his insecurities towards the aids and homosexuality issues. Its very upsetting to see Tom Hanks struggle with his illness and you feel for all the characters. The main theme song provided by Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen really hits home. The acting is amazing and spot on from the duo and deserves its oscar award. This is a must see for everyone and has become an instant classic. Deserves to be in anyones collection. I promise you won't see anything like this with so much passion.