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Touching sleeper
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written by underdog August 13, 2003 - 3:37 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I actually prefer this film to "Gods and Monsters," to which it has been inevitably compared and which received much more attention. (Not that G&M isn't good, too.) There's more driving the story here, more dramatic momentum, as it centers less on a man being lost in the past and more on a man's obsession with an unattainable future. Like G&M, this film centers on an aging gay man who falls for a younger, straight(?) guy, and like that film this boasts a superb central performance in that role: John Hurt is one of our more underrated actors and this is one of his most wonderful performances, playing what could have just been a dotty old character with great depth and wisdom. More surprising is that Jason Priestly more than holds his own, here. It's a sad story at times but just as often funny, witty. Makes me wonder what the heck happened to Richard Kwietniowski after he did this one. It's no classic by any means, but a nice little film.

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