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The Velocity of Gary (1998)
"The Velocity of Gary* *(Not His Real Name)" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 July 1999 (USA)
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Valentino is an Ex Adult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary. Things take a tragic turn when Valentino is rushed to the hospital after ... See full summary »

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Valentino is an Ex Adult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary. Things take a tragic turn when Valentino is rushed to the hospital after collapsing on a city street and is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS...Forcing Mary Carmen and Gary to push aside their jealousy & differences to take care of the man they both love while he is dying. Ultimately finding comfort, understanding, and strength in the other. A beautiful modern love story with a fantastic cast. Vincent D'Onofrio is very charismatic, charming, and intense as Valentino..... Written by ~~Pixie~~

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violent images
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Venus: Twixt opptimist and pessimist: the difference is droll.
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Painfully Boring
19 March 2003 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Velocity of Gary' is like our worst visit to the dentist, dragged out for what seems like centuries. The performances are overwrought, characters underdeveloped. The most wrenching and distasteful part is that, on paper, this was probably an interesting story. Hayek is undergoing some visible pain in that subway over socks. Socks? I can't even laugh my way out of this movie because it wants to be taken so seriously. And that is the fatal flaw that no movie can overcome.


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