Hard Pill (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Hard Pill
There's a lot to discuss here, and the script makes many great points but always within the context of the story.
Audience Reviews for Hard Pill
Being that this is an indie film, my expectations going into it were low. What a pleasant surprise! Extremely well-written and acted. The dialogue and the interaction between the people felt like real life. All of the characters were fleshed out wonderfully, and demonstrated that there is always much more to a person than meets the eye.
A very interesting concept, hampered slightly by (mostly) mediocre writing. It would be easy to write this off as simply a "gay film", which is what it is on the surface. But for those who care to do a little thinking...It poses some really deep and thought provoking questions that are applicable to all people regardless of sexual orientation. It does a great job of making you think about relationships (not just sexual ones) in general and how easy it is to allow feelings of comfort and familiarity to overshadow what we actually want , need and deserve... healthy, happy and productive relationships with the people in our lives.
What if a gay guy could take a pill that would make him straight? Would he do it? What kinds of consequences would there be? While a setup like this is easy to imagine, it's more of a challenge to follow through with a screenplay that doesn't descend into camp. Hard Pill succeeds through subtlety, not only by exploring the huge psychological price paid by the guy who takes the pill, but also by noting the damage his decision inflicts on the friends he has spent years gathering around him.
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