Chris & Don Reviews

  • Jun 23, 2013

    Fascinating, intimate portrait of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy.

    Fascinating, intimate portrait of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy.

  • Christian C Super Reviewer
    Jun 16, 2013

    I really don't like the stereotypes, but what more could have been expected in emotionally hobbled earlier eras? Sad and uplifting at the same time.

    I really don't like the stereotypes, but what more could have been expected in emotionally hobbled earlier eras? Sad and uplifting at the same time.

  • May 13, 2012

    A beautiful portrait of two remarkable men and their life together. Perfect.

    A beautiful portrait of two remarkable men and their life together. Perfect.

  • Apr 08, 2012

    Extremely moving - a true love story that looks past gender and age and focuses on what truly matters in life ... love.

    Extremely moving - a true love story that looks past gender and age and focuses on what truly matters in life ... love.

  • Mar 30, 2012

    Fascinating: Isherwood's feelings for Bachardy, both sweetly romantic and creepily paternal, border on pederasty. Bachardy seems in many ways to be more interested in what Isherwood has to offer as a mentor than as a lover. If the relationship were carried out today, most would view it unfavorably. More fascinating still is that they're fairly forgivable in context, since having children and carrying on a long-term homosexual relationship simultaneously was unthinkable when the two met. So the film manages to be thought-provoking, provocative and sweet all at once.

    Fascinating: Isherwood's feelings for Bachardy, both sweetly romantic and creepily paternal, border on pederasty. Bachardy seems in many ways to be more interested in what Isherwood has to offer as a mentor than as a lover. If the relationship were carried out today, most would view it unfavorably. More fascinating still is that they're fairly forgivable in context, since having children and carrying on a long-term homosexual relationship simultaneously was unthinkable when the two met. So the film manages to be thought-provoking, provocative and sweet all at once.

  • Feb 04, 2012

    I usually don't award five starts unless the movie is extraordinary and this documentary was extraordinary in every way! What an amazing love story between two people who had a 30 year generational gap. David Wiegand from the San Francisco Chronicle said: "Santi and Mascara are right to call their film A Love Story, because this is the portrait of a marriage as full and enviable as the greatest unions in literature". Interesting, fascinating, intriguing, for those that knew the Hollywood of 1940's and 50's or lived in Los Angeles during that time, this film will be quite entertaining. Class Act all the way!

    I usually don't award five starts unless the movie is extraordinary and this documentary was extraordinary in every way! What an amazing love story between two people who had a 30 year generational gap. David Wiegand from the San Francisco Chronicle said: "Santi and Mascara are right to call their film A Love Story, because this is the portrait of a marriage as full and enviable as the greatest unions in literature". Interesting, fascinating, intriguing, for those that knew the Hollywood of 1940's and 50's or lived in Los Angeles during that time, this film will be quite entertaining. Class Act all the way!

  • Oct 14, 2011

    Amazing story !! I can't even find the words!

    Amazing story !! I can't even find the words!

  • Oct 01, 2011

    This is an amazing account of the bond between Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy and the life that they lived together.

    This is an amazing account of the bond between Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy and the life that they lived together.

  • Aug 14, 2011

    beautiful in every way...sniff...the title really only hints at the riches in store in this documentary about artist Bachardy and author Isherwood...

    beautiful in every way...sniff...the title really only hints at the riches in store in this documentary about artist Bachardy and author Isherwood...

  • Jul 31, 2011

    It was very honest and touching. It told a really unconventional love story that the society may have problem accepting. After the movie you will understand why, and how strong the bond is, regardless of gender, age, status. You will also see how the novel A Single Man came about. Strong recommend.

    It was very honest and touching. It told a really unconventional love story that the society may have problem accepting. After the movie you will understand why, and how strong the bond is, regardless of gender, age, status. You will also see how the novel A Single Man came about. Strong recommend.