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.



LPC said...

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

simone antoniazzi said...

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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Vannessa@Luxuria said...

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?

cindy hattersley design said...

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

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

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