"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations, the two soon find the love they had shared for many years in ruins. One year after their breakup, Nick is confronted with a ravaged immune system and a CT Scan and lab values which, along with his worsening forgetfulness, clenches the diagnosis of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) -- a condition he has seen claim his friends and one which he vows will not take him. Due to the aggressive nature of the disease, he has only a few days of conscious life remaining. His plan, he announces to family and "extended family," is to voluntarily end his life himself before the disease renders him unrecognizable to those he loves and he, in turn, is unable to recognize them. Uninvited to the farewell party, Brandon's presence is greeted with jeers from those who see him as having abandoned Nick ... Written by
Mark Fleetwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Did You Know?
In the scene where Nick signs his name next to his picture on the wall, a black and white photo with the name "Harry Stein" beside it can clearly be seen. Harry Stein
was the basis for Nick's character. The newest DVD edition of the film includes a tour of his home, led by his ex-boyfriend, writer/director Randal Kleiser
, after his death. See more
When we hear Brandon say "He's so close to your mom", it's clear that his lips say "He's so close to your dad." See more
I might as well have a cigarette. It's not like it's going to kill me, right?
Weight of the World
Written by Vince Clarke
(as Vince Clark) and Andy Bell
Performed by Erasure See more