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Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)

An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.

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Based on the true-life story of one young, pretty, intelligent, middle-class and HIV/AIDS stricken Alison (Ali) Gertz. Molly Ringwald plays the titular character who has to come to terms with her illness and the lives affected from all-sides, who, also having to come to terms with a new, modern disease and the dealings of ignorance that was the nineteen-eighties. This is Alison Gertz's story via her teachings of her condition to a world still waking-up to this social stigma and of the courage, sadness and love that her short life touched. Written by Cinema_Fan

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One moment of passion changed her life forever, but her courage inspired others.

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29 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Fatal Love  »

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Released some five months before her passing. See more »

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Referenced in Rent (2005) See more »

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Worth watching and remembering!
3 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a well-made film about a brave young lady who, like so many others, battled against the most dangerous disease this planet has probably ever known. Alison Gertz, her friends and family tried to educate young people and still do (although Alison is no longer here). Molly Ringwald (obviously unknown in Slovenia judging by the bottom comment) gives a solid performance whilst Landau and Grant do what's required.

It shows how people can struggle to come to terms with disease and how rationality is thrown out of the window and fear takes over when talking to a person who has contracted HIV/AIDS.

It's a TV movie but one that is worth a look


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