Holding the Man (2015)

Holding the Man 2015

US Title:
Holding the Man
Year:
2015
Country:
Australia
Director:
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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