Holding the Man (2015)

Holding the Man 2015

US Title:
Holding the Man
Neil Armfield

What’s It About?
Based on the written memoirs of Timothy Conigrave, Holding the Man recounts the fifteen year relationship of Timothy and his husband John Caleo.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This is a moving story with lots of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. The true life tale is touching and I applaud the filmmakers for portraying both the good times and the bad times of Timothy and John’s relationship.  Structurally, I feel like the movie is packing a lot of information (15 years worth!) into such a short space that a lot of the important moments are rushed (or maybe even ignored) and some necessary character development gets lost. That’s probably unavoidable when adapting a memoir like this for a two hour film.

Final Grade: C

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