Alive and Kicking (1997)




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Movie Info

In this British comedy drama, Jack, a somewhat flabby middle-aged therapist, attempts to help his arrogant young lover Tonio, a gifted and arrogant ballet dancer diagnosed with HIV, deal honestly with his feelings and the onset of AIDS.

Rating: R (nudity, sex, language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Martin Sherman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 1999
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as Tristan

as Vincent

as Catherine

as Night Nurse

as Doctor

as Paris Mourner

as Paris Mourner

as Mourner

as T-Shirt Man

as Man at Bar

as Smoking Man

as Woman at Party

as Therapist at Party

as Karaoke Doctor

as Man at Pub

as Hospital Doctor

as Man in Park

as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Alive and Kicking

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | July 25, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 3, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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January 1, 2000
The New Republic
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Audience Reviews for Alive and Kicking

It was good. I might watch it again if it was on tv, but no rent it. Its something good to watch one day.

The film neatly covers every gay-drama cliche (ballet, distasteful vanity, random dancing, AIDS angst, creepy sex scenes) in the space of 100 painful minutes.

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