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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  16 May 1997 (USA)
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Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

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Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using his sense of touch; Art and Perry, two "yuppies" who drive a Volvo and who celebrate their 14th anniversary together that summer; John, a dour expatriate Briton who loathes his twin brother James; Ramon, John's "companion," who is physically attracted to Bobby and immediately tries to seduce the blind man; James, a cheerful soul who is in the advanced stages of AIDS; and Buzz, a fan of traditional Broadway musicals who is dealing with his own HIV-positive status. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Eight men. One summer. Figure it out.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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Ahava Ometz V'Hemla  »

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$167,345 (USA) (16 May 1997)

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$2,874,242 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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The play was originally produced Off-Broadway, in New York City, on 11 October 1994, by the Manhattan Theatre Club, with funds provided by AT&T. See more »

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The amount of milk in a bottle does not match the amount of milk on the floor after the bottle is dropped and broken. See more »

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Buzz: Well, this tea is not doing it for me...
[looking at James]
Buzz: would you like real real drink? I know where they hide the hard liquor.
James: [thinking] An ice cold martini, very dry.
Buzz: Is that going to be good for you?
James: ...Absolutely terrible.
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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Beautiful
28 July 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A very powerful and moving story, particular the relationship between Buzz and James; both dying of AIDS and both in love.

Very well acted and incredibly moving, especially when happy-go-lucky musical loving Buzz begins to break and confesses how he really sees things.

It may not be real life, but you could believe that these characters exist. The script is good, as are most scripts based on plays AND adapted by the original writer. I would be very inspired to actually see this performed.

"I am sick and tired of straight people, there are just too many of them. I was in a bank the other day, they were everywhere writing cheques, two of them were applying for a morgage, it was disgusting."


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