The Green (2011)
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Critic Reviews for The Green
Bare-budget drama of gay male couple whose "accepted" existence in a small Connecticut town gets overturned when the teacher half is accused of impropriety.
Three-fifths of a good movie -- a generally well sketched drama that fumbles away its accrued admiration late in the third act, with a twist that feels like a sop to audiences of small screen procedurals.
Audience Reviews for The Green
This movie was sadly overlooked, not even getting theatrical release. It had excellent performances from all in it, and Jason Butler Harner and Cheyenne Jackson were magnificent. A really engaging, moving movie that deserved a lot more attention.
Absolutely phenomenal, I love how it takes you into a situation and shows you how life is for a gay couple and some problems they run into. I also love how it leaves room for the audience to decide what's next for them. It was enough to leave me hopeful and in happy tears. Definitely recommend for the gay community and everyone alike.
It's never a good sign for a movie when you like the supporting cast more than the lead but that was the case for me here. Good actors Illeana Douglas, Karen Young and Cheyenne Jackson are given too little screen time and not much too work with, the same is true of Julia Ormond but she does register more strongly than the rest. The lead character is poorly defined and often acts in a manner that is overly naive and at times downright stupid.
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