The Event (2003)
as Uncle Leo
Critic Reviews for The Event
To make a movie in 2003, one that centers around AIDS but ignores the epidemic's current culprit, Africa, and toys melodramatically with scenarios steeped in the filmmakers' selfish nostalgia without any real point, is to ask us not to think at all.
The performances of Olympia Dukakis as Matt's mother and Sarah Polley as his sister elevate The Event from melodramatic claptrap to sensitive drama.
A feminine hygiene commercial is by far the best thing here. Is that last item a curious thing to say about a film with such a weighty agenda? Exactly.
Despite its impeccable acting and subtle backdrop of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, The Event lets its message overwhelm its emotion.
Fails equally as lament and celebration.
Audience Reviews for The Event
Despite its impeccable acting and subtle backdrop of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, The Event lets its message overwhelm and swamp its emotion.
72% "Everyone has AIDS! AIDS, AIDS, AIDS, AIDS, AIDS!"-Gary Johnston (Trey Parker), TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE Being a gay man...I mean a straight man, I don't catch to many of these types of titles. Nothing horrible and nothing great. "Don't mess with a drag queen!"-Rory Metzler (Rejean J. Cournoyer)
Once I figured out what the "mystery" was, I really wanted to like this movie, but it never felt like anything more than cheap exploitation.
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