A movie well-worth watching. I loved how Denzel's approach to AIDS and homosexuality matures throughout the film. It made me think - our society has come a long way. And, we've got a long way to go.

It gives me pause to note, there's a reason why I didn't see this movie a long time ago. I distinctly remember when my parents went to see it; my mother seemed moved and saddened by the film. But as a youth, the fact that the story was emotional and moving made me afraid. I wasn't sure I wanted to be affected by it.

(How ridiculous and sad, the fear of heresy...Did I prefer ignorance for its security? Well anyway, I'm glad to be able to lay my old fears to rest.)

Personal Effects

Something about this movie touched me, deeply. Which was a total surprise, considering the star is Ashton Kutcher. Ashton Kutcher - in a drama? Anyway, I don't even know what to say about it. I was moved by the combination of pain, and confusion, and disbelief, and vulnerability, and longing. And love.

Be warned of graphic content (dead body) and some language.