The Normal Heart (2014)

 the-normal-heart-786821l“$5 million dollars doesn’t seem right for some 2,000 cases. The government spent $3 million dollars for seven deaths from Tylenol. ” – Dr. Emma Brookner

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Sep 2014)

Brief Synopsis – The story of how gay activists worked to get the US Government to acknowledge the deadly disease of AIDS during the 1980s.

My Take on it – This movie is based on the award winning play of the same title.

The dialogue is so sharp and crisply written and it makes the viewer feel the enormous impact that these characters based on real people had on society of the 1980s and on the awareness of this terrible disease.

The cast is superbly led by Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bowen and Sheldon …I mean Jim Parsons. (I must confess that it was quite strange hearing him swear so much.)

I found this to be an important movie with a powerful message but still wonder if possibly it would be more impactful watching the stage play it is based on.

Bottom Line – Expertly written story with very powerful dialogue. Great cast of actors. As powerful as it is as a movie, I believe that the play would have an even greater impact on the audience. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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