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In this drama that marks the directorial debut of Christopher Reeve, 33-year-old AIDS sufferer Danny (Robert Sean Leonard) returns to his parents' home in the New York suburbs to spend his final days. While his father, Martin (David Strathairn), finds it difficult to accept his son's sexuality, and his self-concerned sister, Anne (Bridget Fonda), avoids the issue, his mother, Janet (Glenn Close), forges a deeper and more honest relationship with her dying son.

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Critic Reviews for In the Gloaming

All Critics (2) | Fresh (2)

  • The conclusions that viewers might draw about this family, too, are a bit muddled. And yet, In the Gloaming' is an hour well worth investing in, an often deeply moving portrayal of an American family that too many, no doubt, know too well.

    July 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • In the Gloaming, Christopher Reeve's sensitive made for television feature, aims to be the mother of all AIDS death dramas.

    July 12, 2011 | Rating: 68/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In the Gloaming

  • Jul 29, 2010
    This movie might make you reconsider your relationships with friends and family. Are you you making enough time for them? For being a movie about a kid coming home to die, it is quite meaningful. They could have made it a lot more depressing
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2010
    Quiet drama of a family dealing with the eminent loss of the son to AIDS. Not a happy family to begin with they have become isolated in their own worlds though the years apparently without noticing and now must come to grips with many issues in a brief period of time. Glenn Close whose character is the most anxious and willing to reforge bonds is most impressive here but Leonard, Strathairn and Bridget Fonda all do well. Very moving especially considering the short running time.
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