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The Normal Heart (2014)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama  |  25 May 2014 (USA)
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

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The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. Written by Home Box Office

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To win a war, you have to start one.

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Matt Bomer was determined not to watch Philadelphia (1993) while working because he didn't want to be even the slightly influenced by Tom Hanks's performance. Funnily enough, while he was having the month off to lose the weight the role required, he was on his New York apartment watching TV and Philadelphia showed up. He was so tired that decided to watch the movie. See more »

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Dr Emma mentions to Ned- "Polio was a virus,too. Nobody gets polio anymore". While, AIDS was acknowledged as Cancer related to Gay. As a matter of fact, GRID (Later renamed AIDS) is caused by retrovirus HIV in 1986. See more »

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Ned Weeks: Ben, you mean more to me than anyone in the whole world. You always have. Ben, you've gotta say it!
Ben Weeks: Say what?
Ned Weeks: I am the same as you! Just say it! Say it!
Ben Weeks: [after a pause] No. You're not. I'm not gonna say it.
Ned Weeks: Every time I loose this fight it hurts more.
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Forget Me Nots
Written by Patrice Rushen, Fred Washington, Terry McFaddin
Performed by Patrice Rushen
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Thought provoking and heart-breaking look back at the dark days of the early terror of HIV. It pulls no punches in showing that AIDS was largely ignored as long as it was primarily in the Gay community (should be to our shame). Makes you wonder how far we might have gone in the research and containment of this disease had we gotten behind ending it from the start. Lots of lip service from those who had the power to actually help but little action whereas in the Gay community shown in this film...the average person came up to the bat and fought with everything they had to save those they loved.

Beautifully acted and moving. Not a false note in the entire film. But aside from that it is important in content.


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