Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)



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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.
R (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama , Gay & Lesbian
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New Line Home Entertainment


Jason Alexander
as Buzz Hauser
Randy Becker
as Ramon Fornos
Stephen Bogardus
as Gregory Mitchell
John Glover
as John And James Jeckyll
John Benjamin Hickey
as Arthur Pape
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.

Full Review… | January 24, 2007
Top Critic

Outdoor settings alone do not a movie make, though director Joe Mantello (who also directed the play) seems to be trying.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 29, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Love! Valour! Compassion!

I was quite surprised by the movie. Even if the beginning of the movie was very clichà (C), the more the movie advanced and the more I liked it. What I did truly like in the movie is the very simple and yet elegant narrative, full of emotion. I was touched by most of the scenes, despite their simpleness and I adored the finale (the moment where everybody is dancing...).

Otageemeur Lota
Otageemeur Lota

I wish this had been just a tiny bit more consistent- because I really wanted to rate it more highly. For the most part this is very touching, emotional and beautiful. But there's so much filler, especially in the beginning, that it was a little difficult to enjoy the movie thoroughly. Definitely not a waste of time, though.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

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

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