Torch Song Trilogy Reviews
A tour de force performance from Harvey Fierstein propels this remarkably written and acted film. Fierstein's talents as an actor are only matched by his intelligent, insightful, and inspiring screenplay. The conflicts must have felt so fresh and timely in 1988, but it's a compliment to Fierstein's writing that they feel just as important now.
Anne Bancroft's performance as Fierstein's character's mother is also very strong. She's not a horrible mother, just a flawed, human, 1980s mother, and her final scene with Fierstein is an acting master class.
Overall, Fierstein is a great talent, and it's a shame there isn't more of him to see.
the performances were first rate.
The story did hit a lull after the death of Matthew Broderick but rallied well for a truly tearjerking ending.