Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Normal Heart

I should have written this post as soon as I had finished watching this
HBO movie, "The Normal Heart"

Mark Ruffalo
Julia Roberts
Matt Bomer (from Houston)
Jim Parsons (from Houston)

as it truly was a masterpiece of film-making.

about the dark times for the gay men/women infected with AIDS
in the beginning of the crisis in New York City.

I watched this film alone, and I'm happy for this.
it brought out emotions I might not have expressed had I been with anyone.
almost everyone from the show has been nominated for an Emmy, as I predicted.

the film is excellent.
the characters are flawless.
all of the characters are flawless, even the ones not nominated.

the tenderness, the passion of Julia Roberts as a wheelchair-bound doctor treating these men 
is beyond belief.

Mark Ruffalo & Matt Bomer are a couple.  And, yes Mark Ruffalo pulled that one off brilliantly.

You MUST see this film!

spoiler alert:  there is nude love scene between Mark & Matt, and there is
a nude romp on Fire Island.   didn't bother me a bit.  I admired the actors for showing
what, to them, is normal love.

I know they all cannot win.
but they've already won, especially Jim Parsons & Matt Bomer,
showing different characters than the ones we are used to seeing.



  1. Mark Ruffalo did the best acting of his life here, IMO.

  2. This sounds wonderful Marsha, I don't know if it will make it on to British TV but I will see if I can find a way to see how you have written about it.

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  5. LOVE Mark Ruffalo! Just hope we get it in the UK.I would so love to see it. The Director looks like the Director from Glee?

  6. I can't wait to see could you go wrong with that them all...

  7. Marsha,
    I agree, a masterpiece of a movie. I became a puddle of emotions, brilliant actors, touching movie.


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