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Bracing in its frank depiction of gay sex life, both promiscuous and committed.
A straightforward, very funny love story which glows with fulfilment and promise.
Greatly shortened from Mr. Fierstein's long-running, Tony Award-winning play, the film version emphasizes the lovable at every turn, but the surprise is that it does this entertainingly and well.
I have not seen anyone quite like Fierstein in the movies, and the fact that he is a specific individual gives this material a charm and weight it might have lacked if an interchangeable actor had played the role.
The themes are universal, and Arnold is an Everyperson who wants to be loved not for what others want him to be, but for what he really is -- "a person, a valuable person."
Simply viewed as a movie about people, Torch Song Trilogy has the kind of wit, grace, and intense feeling that Woody Allen tried for unsuccessfully in Interiors, September, and Another Woman...
A pleasant and sincere straightforward gay love story that is captivating and tender even if soppy in spots.
Matthew Broderick shows his versatility and might as an actor here
A rousing screen version of the 1983 Tony Award-winning play.
by turns raucously funny, tender, defiant, sad and hopeful. It is a movie that rises to something like greatness on the writing and acting -- and the charisma of its star.
An earnest, emotionally accurate, but seriously flawed drama.
A New York drag queen's relationships are disrupted by prejudice, violence, and AIDS.
A tour de force performance from Harvey Fierstein propels this remarkably written and acted film. Fierstein's talents as an actor are only matched by his intelligent, insightful, and inspiring screenplay. The conflicts must have felt so fresh and timely in 1988, but it's a compliment to Fierstein's writing that they feel just as important now.
Anne Bancroft's performance as Fierstein's character's mother is also very strong. She's not a horrible mother, just a flawed, human, 1980s mother, and her final scene with Fierstein is an acting master class.
Overall, Fierstein is a great talent, and it's a shame there isn't more of him to see.
Everyone deserves to be loved, right? Even if they're gay? Even from they're mother? This work examines just those questions, the humanity, say, beyond the stereotype and more, the humanity within the stereotype.
This is a great gay 101 movie -- very sad about Matthew -- Anne Bancroft was brilliant as usual --
A classic gay movie. Harvey Fierstein and Matthew Broderick are supreme in this! I could've done without the tragic events.
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