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Holding the Man

Drama Romance


 

The attraction between John and Tim started in High School in the 70s their relationship lasted for over 15 years until John's death due to HIV/AIDS.

The only not quite believable piece in this poignant and earnest story of star-crossed lovers is watching the central actors playing high school boys. They're adults dressed as boys, and sadly they look it. Apart from this misstep the love story is compelling for the way the relationship endures, especially against the odds. Tissues are recommended, as this powerful movie will have a lasting impact on any beating heart. Never let go.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2015
Entertainment One 127 mins