Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)



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Movie Info

Starring most of the original cast from Terrence McNally's multi-award winning 1995 play, this heartfelt, funny and very human comedy is set at a beautiful country home in Duchess County, New York where over the course of three holiday weekends, eight gay men gather to find refuge from their mundane lives. But despite the considerable merrymaking and lively repartee that occurs, their holidays are shadowed by the ever present specter of AIDS, the one forbidden topic of discussion.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Terrence McNally
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 4, 2004
New Line Home Entertainment


as Buzz Hauser

as Ramon Fornos

as Gregory Mitchell

as John And James Jecky...

as Bobby Brahms

as Perry Sellars
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Critic Reviews for Love! Valour! Compassion!

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

Terrence McNally's Tony award-winning play, a perceptive, often hilarious look and love and life in the AIDS era, is so sharply written and bluntly entertaining that it almost overcomes Joe Mantell's static direction, which is too theatrical.

Full Review… | January 24, 2007
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Outdoor settings alone do not a movie make, though director Joe Mantello (who also directed the play) seems to be trying.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for Love! Valour! Compassion!

Angsty, maudlin drama based on a much better play. The actors are capable but something is lost in the translation from stage to screen.

jay nixon

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Slow and boring at times with plenty of nudity, some not needed to ever be seen, but had a great message to it.

Leigh Ryan

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