Great Performances: Season 20, Episode 17

The Lost Language of Cranes (24 Jun. 1992)

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When a young gay man comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship.

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Owen Benjamin
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Rose Benjamin
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Philip Benjamin
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Elliot Abrahams
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Geoffrey Lane
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Derek Moulthorpe
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Jerene Parks
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Winston Penn
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Bob
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When a young gay may comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship. Written by Kathy Li

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Beautiful Movie
5 June 2000 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie because (a) Angus MacFadyen stars; and (b) it was supposed to be a movie about a gay man who decides to come out to his parents when he finds himself falling in love. It was that, but it has so much more to offer than that aspect of homosexuality.

What impressed me most about the movie is that it shows gay men as having actual affection for each other. So many other movies seem to think it's OK to show gay men as long as they're not "flaunting" the physical aspect of their relationships. This movie allows us to see them as people who actually care about one another.

Angus MacFadyen - long hailed for his expressive eyes - is great as Philip, the son opening up to his parents, and thus inadvertently bringing their marriage into question. Brian Cox is wonderful as the father who decides, after years of living the "proper", straight life, he must now be true to himself. MacFadyen and Cox have a great chemistry, as Cox's Owen seeks to understand his own feelings by getting in touch with his son's. Both are fabulous actors who know the fine art of subtext.

One caveat: the box has Corey Parker as the headlining star. He's not. He's good as the emotionally unavailable - and quite annoying in light of Philip's sensitivity and openness - lover, but he's only there for a short time.


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