Saturday, March 28, 2015

Longtime Companion (1989)

Director: Norman René

Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Campbell Scott, John Dossett, Mary-Louise Parker, Bruce Davison, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Schoeffling

In 1981, a group of friends vacationing on Fire Island for the weekend read an article in The New York Times about a virus that is attacking gay men in large cities. The article said the disease was a Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder. As the years pass, several of the friends in the group die of complication of the disease as well as people around them. They work on figuring out how to handle losing their friends mentally and emotionally.

This movie takes a look at early days of the AIDS epidemic focusing on a group of friends. This is a movie that younger people need to watch to show how people treated victims of AIDS. This was a terrible time to be gay and sexually active period. There were so many closeted gay me in this country that no one was safe from the disease.

This movie gives a face to the AIDS epidemic, so that it is just not something you read about from the past. It is a disease that people are still fighting, but the fight is better today than it used to be. This is not a happy movie to watch at all. There is really nothing light and funny about it. it is a very serious movie, but a great movie to watch.  Enjoy.


Longtime Companion (1989) Trailer
Longtime Companion (1989) Full Movie

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