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After Louie (2018)



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AFTER LOUIE stars Alan Cumming as Sam, an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS and is struggling with survivor's guilt and Zachary Booth (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) as Braeden, a seductive younger man that Sam meets in a bar. The pair drop their pants and quickly thereafter Sam drops his emotional guard. They develop an intergenerational relationship that reawakens Sam's artistic soul and revives his wilted heart. Beyond the evocative performances and setting, AFTER LOUIE is a love letter to New York City: engaging its rich backdrop, while honoring the history of the gay rights movement and the progress that's been made. Amid the arguments over politics, loss, aging, white privilege and the dark side of gay sexuality, AFTER LOUIE offers up a pervasively wicked sense of humor and a big, generous, survivor's heart.

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Alan Cumming
as Sam Cooper
Zachary Booth
as Braeden Devries
David Drake
as William Wilson
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Some stronger filmmaking would be welcome, sure, but "After Louie" has an honesty that's often just as valuable.

March 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Its subject matter is interesting, and it's right to remind viewers of the need for different generations of queer people to communicate, but After Louie is burdened by narrative and dialogue clichés that undermine its emotional appeal.

March 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Cumming is spectacular.

March 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

... a valuable meditation on generational differences, particularly between gay men who lived through the worst years of the AIDS crisis and those who came of age afterward.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

While it's well-intentioned to a fault, and driven by deep convictions, the film also is diffuse, lethargically paced and short on thematic trenchancy, building powerful individual moments but seldom sustaining a compelling narrative thread.

June 26, 2017 | Full Review…

After Louie tells a moving and thought-provoking self-contained story, while admirably claiming a space for the underrepresented - both living and dead. There are limits, however.

March 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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