Love! Valour! Compassion!
|Writer:|| Terrence McNally|
|Director of Photography:||Alik Sakharov|
|Production Designer:||François Sequin|
|Producers:||Doug Chapin and Barry Krost|
|Fine Line; R; 115 minutes|
|Cast:||Jason Alexander, Randy Becker, Stephen Bogardus, John Glover, John Benjamin Hickey, Justin Kirk and Stephen Spinella|
|Based on the play by Terrence McNally|
Stellar, heartfelt performances compensate for a mawkish script that doesn't play that well on the big screen. Eight well-heeled gay men gather for three summer weekends at a lakeside New York farmhouse to relax, reflect and plan for survival in an era plagued by AIDS. Alexander tones down the HIV-positive, musical-theater queen Buzz, who was played flamboyantly by Nathan Lane in the stage production.