Longtime Companion (1990)
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as Office Manager
as Office Worker
as Soap Opera Reader
as Casting Director
as Restaurant Bartender
as Triage Nurse
as Herion Addict
as Nurse with Addict
as Man with Soap Script
as Paul's Doctor
as GMHC Volunteer
Critic Reviews for Longtime Companion
Longtime Companion is about friendship and loyalty about finding the courage to be helpful and the humility to be helped.
It was the first major film to deal with the AIDS epidemic and remains a forceful and passionate look at a group of friends supporting each other as they battle the virus.
Longtime Companion confronts [our] pain and gives us hope by showing us how strong we are as individuals and as a group.
The film unfortunately tells its stories too well, ghettoizing them to a narrative that remains oblivious to its own historical groundwork.
Typically, we enter a scene a moment too early and leave it a moment too late, while the camera lingers over-long on faces expressing the obvious emotion.
Audience Reviews for Longtime Companion
Its surprising. It was made before Philadelphia, focuses on characters that are almost entirely gay men, it covers the entirety of the 1980s, offers a very honest portrait of the AIDS crisis, is a better movie, but Philadelphia is heralded as the definitive film about this subject. This film may move a little too fast but it isn't cheesy or award hungry like Philadelphia. It has a great cast and its well made. Deserves way more attention than it gets.
touching and groundbreaking film, great ensemble acting. you feel these people could be friends. early showcase for mary louise parker and campbell scott.
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