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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