Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.



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Jane is a drug addict who has just been diagnosed HIV-positive. Teenage boy Tony gets close to her and accepts her as a surrogate mother, but he's also terminally ill with AIDS. Written by Anonymous

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1 February 1998 (USA)  »

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$59 (USA) (14 July 2000)


$967 (USA) (8 September 2000)

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Jane: I know you're following me, little man.
Tony: You're a goddamn junkie, ain't you?
Jane: Junk-ette. Fact, I used to dance in The Junk-ettes.
Tony: My brother was a goddamn junkie.
Jane: So, is he no longer with us?
Tony: No. He's in the big junkyard in heaven.
Jane: That's pretty funny.
Tony: Tell him Tony says hey when you get there.
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All in its (melo)drama, a great film.
4 April 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is something I would've wanted to see when I was a teenager.

The extraordinary relationship between the two could've gone on forever.

The love in this film isn't the usual, but a strange mix of affection and pity. Still making a great Romeo&Julie -touch to it. Its like Holy Matrimony(1994) done much deeper.

There are flaws, of course. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been one of my favorite young actors, but I couldn't totally handle his acting in this film without drawing connections to the 3rd Rock´from the Sun. But somehow these flaws, like the old-fashioned dubbing in the end, just make the loneliness of the two greater.

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