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Synopsis: An on-screen adaptation of the Tony- award-winning play about a Jewish homosexual who, except for a different sexual preference, goes through the same struggles of love, jealousy and self-doubt that affect us all.
Harvey Fierstein had a smash hit on Broadway with the stage version of this story about a drag queen, but whatever the magic there was doesn't show up in this film adaptation. (Fierstein allegedly couldn't line up an A-list or even B-list director in 1988 to tackle the gay story line, so he agreed to work with Paul Bogart, a ubiquitous television director but an undistinguished feature filmmaker.) Fierstein's performance is fine, but likely a shadow of his live work, while Anne Bancroft is very strong in the role of his character's mother. Matthew Broderick went against the tide of fear shared by most Hollywood actors at the time about playing gay characters. The times have certainly changed since then. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Le seul défaut que je peux attribuer à ce film, c'est qu'il est trop court ! Étant tiré d'un spectacle mis en scène et interprété... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Claude, Montréal
...based on Harvey Fierstein's Tony and Drama Desk Award winning play of the same name. Matthew Broderick was still just a baby, but as always, he rocks it out, as does Brian... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dolphin
I quote it all the time. There are so many truths that have nothing to do with sexuality but simply being human and being vulnerable and w.anting to be lovedPublished 19 months ago by Faye Tardiff
This is another likeable gay themed movie that pulls at your heart strings. The cast is great and the acting is well done and makes you want more.Published on Feb. 25 2013 by Teemob
J'ai beaucoup aimé ce film. J'étais très content qu'il soit traduit en français. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2013 by jacquelin d. roy
I gave this 5 stars based on its original release date. Yes, it is a bit dated now, but it really does not hurt the film if you look at it as a snapshot of the time. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by DonMac