Every Act of Life (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Every Act of Life (2017)




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The groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally - a personal journey through five decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, and finding love and inspiration at every age.


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Critic Reviews for Every Act of Life

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A predictably starry, rather standard, but satisfying overview of a prodigious career that is still going full-steam as the writer nears his ninth decade.

July 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This lively Kickstarter-funded tribute endorses that fellowship with admiration and gratitude.

June 25, 2018 | Full Review…

McNally's life has the sweep of an epic novel, except that the novel's inevitable movie version could never have as much star power as his life did.

April 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Like the playwright, it's wise, kind, amusing and more entertaining than deep. For theater lovers, the film is sparked by interviews with Broadway icons, from Audra McDonald to Angela Lansbury, Edie Falco to Christine Baranski.

September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It does true justice to its subject by showing how his influence goes well beyond words, finding his tribe on Broadway and making it feel like home for others.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately however, Every Act of Life too frequently veers into overly romanticized terrain...

April 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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