Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)


Critic Consensus: Sharp writing and a strong ensemble make Love! Valour! Compassion! work, though its stage-like presentation leaves something to be desired.


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This very human comedy is set in Duchess County, New York where over the course of three weekends, eight gay men gather to find refuge from their mundane lives. Despite their merrymaking, their holidays are shadowed by the ever-present specter of AIDS, the forbidden topic.


Jason Alexander
as Buzz Hauser
Randy Becker
as Ramon Fornos
Stephen Bogardus
as Gregory Mitchell
John Glover
as John And James Jeckyll
Justin Kirk
as Bobby Brahms
Stephen Spinella
as Perry Sellars
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Critic Reviews for Love! Valour! Compassion!

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Terrence McNally's Tony award-winning play, a perceptive, often hilarious look and love and life in the AIDS era, is so sharply written and bluntly entertaining that it almost overcomes Joe Mantell's static direction, which is too theatrical.

Jan 24, 2007 | Rating: C+
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Outdoor settings alone do not a movie make, though director Joe Mantello (who also directed the play) seems to be trying.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
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Top Critic

Funny and touching drama about a group of white upper-middle-class gay men.

Aug 29, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Love! Valour! Compassion!

Angsty, maudlin drama based on a much better play. The actors are capable but something is lost in the translation from stage to screen.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Slow and boring at times with plenty of nudity, some not needed to ever be seen, but had a great message to it.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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